This poem, by Afrodity Giannakis, is translated from Greek, It was published in a book also entitled Stowaway.
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A stowaway in your life,
a refugee in your land,
an exile in your country,
a foreigner in your homeland,
of your history — you’d think —
an invisible viewer.
A patience test.
An endurance test
in the age of abstention.
The only power they have left you:
Talking about life
behind her back.
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