Poem: How Many Temptations I Pass Through—Patrizia Cavalli

July 1, 2020 | Filed Under Poem for Hela | No Comments

How Many Temptations I Pass Through
Patrizia Cavalli

How many temptations I pass through
crossing between the bedroom
and the kitchen, between the kitchen
and the toilet. A spot
on the wall, a piece of paper
fallen on the floor, a glass of water,
a glance out the window,
hi to the neighbor,
a pat for the kitten.

And so I always forget
the main idea, I lose
my way, I get upset
day after day and it’s useless
to attempt any kind of return.

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