The Sacrifices

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

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