Ode to Eleni

Abundant Eleni
Creative woman of many talents
Greek to the core
Greek identity
But home is America
Her children
Her grandchildren
Her reputation in Lowell
Her sartorial work and passion
Her Conceptual Outsider Art
Her love for both countries
Proud to be Greek
Proud to be American

Written in Eleni’s home in Lowell MA by Jilliana Ranicar-Breese during the ‘Lowell celebrates Kerouac Festival’ in October 2019.