family portrait

every time I count the faces in the family portrait

someone has moved

I almost remember who is dead and who’s there

the quick and the good

the background is foggy

a lake and some trees

a cousin near the centre

on his or my knees

I almost remember who is dead and who’s there

I almost remember I’m dead

f***

I want to f*** in love with you again

just to f*** again what I f*** back then

we could go see a f***

or sit in front of the f***

I could cook you some f***

and go back to the f***

I want to f*** in love with you again

because once is never enough

02 agosto

I still taste the ash

in the tears

of the woman

who picked me up that day

but now

though memory still scorches

new life

and smiles exist

The neofascist bombing of Bologna railway station took place on 02 August 1980.

G was born on 02 August 2016.