Last night I took a picture of my mother
Standing next to the statue of Grigoris Afxentiou.
‘Stand there so I can take a picture of you, too’, she whispered
I never stand next to statues to be photographed
Yet for some reason, I obeyed without refusing,
Intuitively I leaned my head tenderly on the statue; hugged it.
The man who is considered one of the
Greatest heroes of the 20th century in the Greek world
Is considered a terrorist in England.

This is the difference
Between us and them…

Andrea Demetriou
Larnaca, September 2014