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If Sheep Could Only Talk

If Sheep Could Only Talk

Who knows where the sheep go at night? The gate is always open and they are in groups of five or six, and this is going to sound strange, they appear to be gossiping—talking over the nights’ doing, as it were..
When they see me--they spread out—away from their groups. I wouldn’t be surprised if they began whistling to show that nothing was going on but I know better.
I asked Butch, my next-door neighbor, (if you can call ten acres away next door) if he was having the same problem with his sheep but he laughed and asked if I thought they had night jobs or were going to the truck stop and putting out?
There’s no doubt that Butch will be at the barber shop tomorrow getting a trim and spreading the word of my sheep problem and thoughts. I shouldn’t have said anything.
So I stayed up last night with the house lights off and the exterior lights on and I saw Woolly, our sheep dog, the same off white color as the sheep, amble over to the gate, stand up on his hind paws, an…

Mia Madre

Mia Madre

Mia Madre is special
Mia Madre is the best
She is like this button
She holds everything together

She is like this flower
like the Rose of Sharon
like Nigella Damascena
beautiful and graceful

Mia Madre is like a ballerina
swirling around like in
satin-lined jewelry boxes
doing the splits, even touching her toes

I sometimes wonder how she does this
spreading herself too thin
somersaulting like a dolphin
always charming and buoyant

Sofia Kioroglou
Sofia Kioroglou is a twice award-winning poet, published writer and prolific blogger residing in Athens, Greece, with her husband Peter. She remembers herself born with a quill in her hand writing poems and painting beautiful pictures. Her poems have played on the radio and are included in many anthologies, and a number of literary journals and printed books that include Dumas de Demain, Galleon Liferary Journal, Pengician, Lunaris Review, VerseWrights, Galway Review, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Festival For Poetry, Verse-Virtual, Spillwords, In Between Hangovers, Writink Page, Silver Birch Press, The Blue Nib,,  Super Highway, Halkyon Days, Ashvamegh,, and Winamop, to name but a few. 


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