Sunday, May 31, 2015

Van Damme Unchained


  

    In ports, along with some hooker or stripper,
      next to our half paranoid skipper,
      dog Van Damme was constantly chained....


      One day it seemed to me as if he complained
      for his own ten-year brutal captivity.
      and about the captain's insensitivity....


      The unhappy dog showed love for me,
      an unknown feeling for me, long at sea.



                 SOMEWHERE IN FAR EAST

The fierce clash of our ship
was for the psychopathic captain his last trip.
At the next port they fired the bastard home anyhow.

In the morning we saw with surprise at the bow
Van Damme abandoned and chained...


I was very distressed and pained
because the ship owner decided to repatriate all the crew
and the news that the dog would be euthanized would be true

He looked as if he understood the situation.....
I could not take anymore, and decided his salvation.



                       HOME

     I think, I suppose, I trow
     that Cathy does not know,
     which one of Van Damme's two eyes
     she likes most.....
                             but she really tries..

     It's almost certain she loves the black
     but the other, the blue, makes her whack.



Α FEW DAYS LATER CATHY WROTE TO ME

Quietly and as he trained
an evening where it rained,
to annoy me refrained,
and in the sky he regained
the right to live unchained.. 

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* Extract from "The Broken Mooring Line", an experiential
poetic work // page c43 // e-mail: pmataragas@yahoo.com //
Texts and Narration: Odysseus Heavilayias - ROTTERDAM //
Language adjustments and text adaptation: Kellene G Safis - CHICAGO//
Digital adaptation and text editing: Cathy Rapakoulia Mataraga - PIRAEUS//

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* Heterochromia: Eyes of Different Colors in Dogs
'Heterochromia' is a term used to describe variations in the color of the iris, the colored portion of the eye. 'Heterochromia' is also used to describe a multi-colored iris within the same eye, or two eyes with distinctly different colored irises. This condition can occur in dogs and cats. Individuals with irises of different colors are common in many dog breeds including Siberian Huskies, Great Danes, Dalmatians, and Malamutes. Vision is completely normal in these individuals and heterochromia is not considered a medical problem but rather a normal variation in eye color.



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