Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Dear Emilaki

Eftalou, January 25 2017

As a real amazon
you rode the Aegean waves
to battle
the poison in your body.
Even without hairs
and with so nice hats
you embraced life
like you could live forever.
India or whatever country
nothing was better than yours
especially Eftalou was calling
for your soul to rest.
Food and drinks
laughter and helping
they made your life
like you were invincible,
you smiling and talking
eating & drinking
like the world was always yours
until the gods decided different.
But you got the snow
I promised you
and now you are free
to travel wherever you want to.

Miss you, but good luck
my dear Emilaki!


  1. I didn't know Emi very well, but we spent one long winter evening together in her restaurant (she owned with Eva in the old hammam). I was the only customer so she sat with me and we talked endlessly. I loved her immediately. Of course, I sought her out every time we were in Molyvos. She had amazing strength and optimism. Thank you for writing such a beautiful farewell.

  2. The old hammam in Mytilini, I should clarify.