About me

My life as a fetus began in a poor neighborhood of northwestern Athens. All the necessary tests to “map” the fetus were non-existent. And the waiting time in my mother’s womb so long it made me feel discomfort. As such I was getting more and more irritated and at the same time transforming into a thick mush. I lost many, so many points, which I couldn’t cash in on with a fistfight, a ballgame, a game of hide and seek or cops and robbers, not even with a deep cut on my forehead from rock fights in the streets of my neighborhood. I then decided to act, in order to minimize the chances of a miscarriage and the dangers of my endometrial death. Besides, I solemnly believed that my birth was to be of major importance that would affect not only my future mother but would also contribute to the perpetration of the human species that was endangered by the spoilers of dreams.

Once the blessed hour arrived for me to put in my appearance, my unfortunate mother held her head in agony from the labor pains and the pains of the slaps the doctor gave her because she had spoiled the reception he was at. She finally ripped his white shirt in despair… Meanwhile, I am under constant medical observation, awaiting the “release” sign to flash on. The alarm period was over, once I forced my way into the room. My period of captivity was finally over.

Eventually, before I could realize what was happening and while my discomfort grew more and more intense, I found myself on my mother’s breasts amongst joyous hospital staff. Excited and in a hurry! I wanted to suck in as much of everyday reality as possible! My first whine made me feel like a cod liver oil capsule. Can you really expect anything more when things are done so hastily?

Since then lots of time has gone by. Lots of time! But I still remember my mother holding her head, in her hands, every time I handed her a scare, and crying out “is this a child or a headache?”!

Since then lots of time has gone by. Lots of time! But mankind still flirts with the danger of annihilation.

Since then lots of time has gone by. Lots of time! And I still feel like a multivitamin food supplement especially designed to rot the roots of our daily routine!

Antioxidant embraces only in prescribed dosages.

About me

My life as a fetus began in a poor neighborhood of northwestern Athens.

Brief list of works

“The Breaths of Astroboilis’ Dreams and Barefoot Notes”

Resume

Nikos Poulinakis was born in Athens. He attends the..

Reviews

November – December 2008, Magazine “A window to the child’s education”, page 359..