Monthly Archives: May 2016

Somewhere in Italy


stomach empty and gnawing

it must be hours, days at most

mouth gone sour


it must be hard to ask

someone sitting at a table

on a terrace

leaned back in ease

eyes half closed

taking in the scenes

having just eaten


someone savouring an espresso

with a satisfied expression

for a dollar or two

one euro please

a few coins perhaps

with which to buy a sandwich

and a bit of dignity


Genoa April 6 2016