The gift of mitsis*

N. Lygeros

Translated from the Greek by Angeliki Papadopoulou, Evi Charitidou

If you can't
bring back
my son, my mitsis
from exile
the handful of my life
and if they steal his heart
and if they cut his wings
for his freedom
I'm begging you
my sweet Virgin Mary
let me
be the one to cry
kill him!

*(TN) in Cypriot in the text, mitsis=the little boy

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