Like white swans’ wings
How can I fly away from this screwed up world?
I journey forth on an eternal pilgrimage to Jerusalem
forgiving my enemies and shaking dust off my feet
My family and friends have forsaken me
but I never look back, a cave recluse in the Kidron Valley
So much guilt and baggage wound up inside me
This godly sorrow, so purifying and liberating
it makes me unfurl my sails like white swans’ wings
Sofia 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.