THE SMALL THINGS


by Alex Valente

Original Italian by Azzurra D’Agostino, ‘le piccole cose’. Featured in the Calendario Utopico 2017, in May.

The small things, the ones you almost
don’t see, the secrets under your clothes, dreams

in gardens, in the drawers photos of
the schooltrip to Ravenna, thirty kids with
badly cut hair, and a whole field
wide before them, full of gems, of
plants yet to bloom, thirty
flowers who know nothing, smile,
make peace signs with their fingers, mixed in the crowd

Featured image: Azzurra D’Agostino via Notturni Diversi

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