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Did the Phoenicians touch your skin? Feel the surface
of your body soft in the hot noon, when not even

the surface glistens? Can you tell me who has touched you,
or have you, too, forgotten the centuries?

Are you too young to remember the Turks, the Germans?
Do the mountains know you? Have they seen you pass?

Do you remember at all, or have you learned to let go,
to forget and live, to lie silent in your depth.


Ion Corcos has been published in Every Writer, Grey Sparrow Journal, Plum Tree Tavern, Rose Red Review and other journals. He is a Pushcart Prize nominee. The themes of his work centre on life, nature and spirit. He is currently travelling indefinitely with his partner, Lisa. Ion’s website is

© 2016, Ion Corcos

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