INCAPACITY / Poem by Maria Miraglia

Poem by Maria Miraglia



Not a smile
let alone a laugh
that leave on your face 
furrows of a life lived in joy
but a frowning forehead
raised eyebrows and
lips always ready
to move reproaches

Whether you like it or not
the day will come when
you will be called to account for it
and then you will not be allowed to lie
nor adduce explanations
that had a logic
for you alone

Your face stiffened in a grimace
will tell of your anger
of your grudges
your incapacity to grasp
the beauty that is in a flower
hear the bird’s melodies
when cheerful they sing songs
in spring
or listen to the murmur of the waves
when under a starry sky
they tell stories
of lovers and sailors

@ Maria Miraglia


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