If I could study
I owe it to my mother
who signs with a cross.
If I know all the cities
that are at the end of the world
it was for my mother, who has never traveled.
I took her to a cafe yesterday
to take a walk
because she almost can not see anything anymore
– Sit down here. What do you want? A cream puff?
Tonino Guerra (Italy, 1920-2012), translated by Slow Words