Confidence tricksters by Sofia Kioroglou

Confidence tricksters

Vainglorious fanfaronade
a detestable compound of
vulgarity and rodomontade

Odiously Pecksniffian
aggressively monopolizing virtue
overbearing prats and their cortège

Appropriating power, grinding down legitimate holders
enacting laws, those timeserving opportunists
those holier-than-thou confidence tricksters

Sofia KioroglouSofia Kioroglou is a Greek poet, writer and perennial traveller to the Holy Land and Egypt. Her recent entry to the Festival for Poetry was singled out at the Best of February and her poems have been selected in the 26 Most Commented Writers Category of Pengician. Her poems can be found online and in print in Lunaris Review, In Between Hangovers, Galleon Literary Journal, Pengician, Galway Review, Verse-Virtual, Dumas de Demain, Books’ Journal, Poetic Diversity, Every Writer, Winamop and Aenaon to name but a few. She has work forthcoming this March in Basil o’ Flaherty. She was one of the winners in the International Competition of Epok.gr this January and her work won a distinction in the Poetry Contest of Unesco Club for the return of the Elgin Marbles to Greece. Her work is mentioned in the Winningwriters Magazine this February.

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