“The looking glass self” & “Can I tell your dog a secret” published in Winamop

Winamop

Poems
by Sofia Kioroglou

The looking-glass self

Your stabs hit me exactly where you hope they would
with such ferocity that gouges out all vanity and conceit.
A knife thrust through the illusions of my bloated ego,
An ugly distortion of an inner image through a plastic glass
which finally crumpled with me looking at the looking-glass self.

Can I tell your dog a secret?

“Can I tell your dog a secret?” Stephanie asked.
“I didn’t know you were a dog whisperer” I answered quizzically.
A barrage of thoughts racing through my mind like it is a finish line.
How come we know nothing about the people we think we know the most?
Time to take a cigarette and put it in my mouth and let it burn my lungs…

I love Winamop and this is no secret. Our Editor Dave is literally speaking, the most unassuming, warmest and most encouraging person I have so far encountered. He has made Winamop feel like home for all of us poets, writers and artists. I always love his review of my work and his constructive feedback. I am reall…

Πηγή: “The looking glass self” & “Can I tell your dog a secret” now published in Winamop

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11 Replies to ““The looking glass self” & “Can I tell your dog a secret” published in Winamop”

    1. I am humbled and honored every time a fellow poet comments on my work.Thank you so much for your feedback and you are right in that it is a wonderful thing to have found a place where my babies are appreciated. A special thank you is in order for you as you consistently read my work and encourage me! Blessings to you from cold Greece!

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      1. We all have limited amounts of time outside the time me must take to write. Reading is next on my list after writing and I prefer to read books. Blogs are an investment in connections for me. I like to read poetry such as yours that nourishes my writing, and I place a high value on reciprocity.
        Whether or not someone likes my work or not is less important than that they at least consider it.
        But I do LOVE the sense of community among Poets here on WP. My International tribe of creative souls. Thanks for being one of us, Sofia.

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      2. True and it is really amazing how supportive all poets on WP are of each other’s work. I have gotten tremendous help and encouragement from all of you and this is something that must be acknowledged. I am so lucky to have found you along with other really amazing souls and who have nourished my work and writing. Thank you, Michael and be blessed! 😎

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