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When will you count the wrinkles

that run along the body

as in a lunar geography

and you will not know how to detach yourself

from what you got

and from what you have lost

then you will remember that I loved you

in unbearable breaths

and complicated waiting

of an uncertain writing

dark the dance beyond the consensus

dark the love you carry

dark the smell of the counter line

proceed with your feet up

and bizarre you fall back if then

I still don’t know how to say goodbye

what’s the difference

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

The cover picture author is the student photographer Valeria Gentile 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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