VII page 73

What a sight the migrations and
that pile of debris and useless stuff
that are discovered by chance
I believed the smiles you gave me
to the belly you pressed severe on mine
indecent dreams had to land
merciless like the eyes of murderers
who do not know how to love
there is a discovery in knowing that you were useful
use all the senses in a moment
focus for the certainty
not to have been wrong
love cannot be
like a failed attempt
volcanoes will fall
and they will fall without us

Giorgio Anastasia (Italy, 1972) from Fondazione collection – translation from Italian by Slow Words

The cover picture author is the student photographer Carolina Scarpetta who took part to a workshop lead by Diana Marrone (Slow Words) at CFI (Centro Fotografia Indipendente) founded by Mario Spada, Biagio Ippolito and Luca Anzani in Naples – an unconventional photography school where Slow Words and Fondazione editorial team partnered to issue a booklet of postcards in which the students freely chose to associate their photo projects to Anastasia’s poems.

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