They are back


They are back, the workers.

They are back

as before

proud and resolute.

They have not done

much damage

they have not broken through

many walls.


But they are back

They are back.

The squares today

are all

a red flower

as before.

They have not been heard

that much

they have not been



But they are back,

they are back.



Ferruccio Brugnaro – from “Verranno i giorni”, Pasian di Prato, Campanotto Editore, 2006, translation by Slow Words





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