Stillness by Ion Corcos



by Ion Corcos

Offerings remain
sprawled on the road,
white rice to appease

the gods, soiled black
with dirt and exhaust
fumes from rumbling

mopeds, cars, trucks,
shoe-prints indented
on white and grey

a remnant of ash
from an incense stick
placed by pious hands

a frangipani

small petals uncurled
its centre yellow
the residue of the sun.


Ion Corcos has been published in Lake City Lights and The Greensilk Journal, and upcoming in Message in a Bottle. Ion loves travelling
and has recently spent many months in Greece and Turkey. He lives with his partner, Lisa, in a small villa by the sea at Sapphire Beach.