More wretched than a minute ago
Busy lives in turmoil,
carrying a shotgun in their hands
shootin’ their dreams and killing hope
Heads in a muddle,
tied in knots and addled
holy mess not meant to unravel
on the shelves of their superego,
older but not wiser
more wretched than a minute ago
less serene than yesterday
So ungrateful and hubristic
a scuttle to the finish line
leading to a schizophrenic cul-de-sac
of human endeavor.
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.