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Homer's Song

The road has many
twists
and the lights below battle the darkness
in a sea of life
as streaming song
swells my heart
drawing me in
deeper.

Home is far away
but there is a swirling sweetness
in my head
as the smell of fir soaks my thoughts.

Don’t tie me up.
Let me drown
here
in the haze of Homer’s song.


Biography
Born in Toronto, Despina Alexopoulos started writing poetry at a very
young age. Those early poems illustrated a desire to experience the
world. As a result, after finishing university in Toronto she moved to
Europe for almost a decade and has been travelling ever since.
Despina continues to tell stories in Toronto through a variety of
mediums including painting. Most of these can be found on Instagram
@desalexo.

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Previously published in
Ottawa Poetry Magazine:
Poetry by Hayley Dennis.

Published June 22, 2020

Poets of Ontario Contest #1 - First Place

Homer's Song

by Despina Alexopoulos
(Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
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