Anastasia Frantzeskou, Greece, Poetry

THE SILENCE OF OTHERS by Anastasia Frantzeskou

Barefoot in a life
that was designed
to step in glass.

Looking to maintain the fire
but instead
I’m throwing water again and again.

And I’m 35 and now
the fire seems more like burning
and the water is unnecessary.

But what do I know
about necessities?
So far, I thrive only in emergencies.


Anastasia comes from Greece and she’s an art historian and curator. She’s 35 years old, living in Lisbon for nearly a year. She loves to read and write and art is what always helps her to get by, dream and be creative.

Photo by Zoé Cord’homme