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Seasonal StepsEndless cycles, mute hopes
life, a curve ball at fever pitch
fragmented rifts elope
heart lies chaste
success recoiled, caught a glitch
blinders on, facing off
swing real hard
cast that wrecking ball asunder
ignore such fated wrath
turn the card
and evoke rebellious thunder
let shallow thoughts turn cold
for future's shoulder to lament
strive forth, aim for the gold
path to tread
skillful, strategic, proficient.
No More...Pushed, shoved and hidden far beneath
the love I felt was buried deep
malice spewed through gritted teeth
happiness wasn't mine to keep
animosity invaded my soul
ingurgitate the remainder of me
it pierced my heart, devoured me whole
when will these recollections leave me be?
I sat in silence, when it hit
by placing blame, I knew I was wrong
all the puzzle pieces finally fit
it wasn't her fault, I didn't belong.
thirty some odd years ago mom died
you left me behind and all alone, why?
I hid the pain, shoved it inside
"I hate you" I'll no longer deny.
Volpi.You will find that the story you tell
is very rarely your own. In Lucca,
even the smallest pebbles
breathe in the warm sunlight.
Knotted stones and cobbled roads
beat out a paper-dry heartbeat heat
my city breathes in and out,
inhales sparrow air.
It's writing a story.
You are the pen.
You will find that in Lucca
the daisy chains forge fire
in side streets and back alleys.
Teenagers intertwine. Tell me,
odd flower, are you still closed?
Here we are colored wax;
the heat of the city melts us.
We run into each other, rhapsody
of pigments. Operas are our specialties.
Open up; feel the reds.
If not, try and see them. There is a place
of deep knife marks, a street
long as midnight
you may learn something there.
Valentina's voice glimmers like red wine.
You may enjoy intoxications. Still,
know alcohol has no story
and will swallow your own.
Find the sign with the wolf on it.
You'll know the place. Epiphanies ring true as church-bells.
Lucca still guides the wanderers
to well sp
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