The Creative Section (Vol. 5, No. 1) is on its way and will be published by the end of May, 2024.

ONCE, AS A TEENAGER

 


ONCE, AS A TEENAGER

 

-         Miriam Sagan (U.S.A.)

 

Once, as a teenager
I was in Mycenea
at the so-called “Agamemnon’s Tomb”
too young, or too old
to truly love
that citadel of stone

my father rushing us
back to the minibus
and on
to somewhere else

I remember the air full of bees
being afraid
in a hive-shaped passageway
as they buzzed
guarding the past

and from my innocent eyes
the hem of Helen’s dress
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