I’m trying to tell you about my trip
but the words don’t come fast enough
to do justice to the countryside, ah!
The Apennine Mountains an exoskeleton.
The Duomo tucked in perpendicular cliffs,
monasteries, villas all perched atop mountainsides.
My words and then my voice fails.
I’m trying to tell you how the trip went
but the feeble description is sucking
the air out me and I’m breathless
gasping for the perfect word
to describe the indescribable
- By Anthony Buccino
Sometimes I Swear In Italian
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