by Christos Polydorou
To spell a word.
To cast a spell.
Abracadabra is the most common known spell.
You spell it a-b-r-a-c-a-d-a-b-r-a.
Charmed, I’m sure.
For some reason on this day of this month of this particular year
we are more than peaceful.
Founding what we needed to be found,
in order to be forgiven.
Our losses, we have grieved them.
And we have gone back with time machines
of our own intervention
and filled in the spaces
inventively where trauma left holes in our memory.
Glory to us!
We fought, to remain alive.
Now it is time to celebrate.
So glory to you, love in every language.
The story of language,
communicating past, present, and future,
speaking the point,
where the three meet.
To word a spell.
To cast the word, spell.
To cast a shadow
and to cast the light.