The penumbral eclipse of my heart by Sofia Kioroglou

The penumbral eclipse of my heart 

Moving through the outer part
of my soul’s shadow
I catch my umbra taking a bite
out of the only luminous part of the soul

The dark bite grows larger
then receding but never reaching
the total phase of unhappiness
refraction of glass now half-empty

Such dramatic subtlety of disintegration
Feelings that never came to fruition
only a dark shading on my face nobody will see
this imperceptible penumbral eclipse of my heart

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 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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