Greek Inheritance

What have you inherited?
A Greek unibrow; a speedboat named DIANA
Thick dark curls
Eyes blue and deep as the Mediterranean

A house like the top half of a robin’s egg
Nestled in the side of a cliff
Three perfect rooms

His roots, poured through you
like the green olive tree
Sweet-smelling and strong,
Now part of the earth

On your name day
A tall, crisp bottle of Ouzo
Salt in the glass,
Your father cried out on the water
His grief sprays out the back of your boat.

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