Piossasco, Liguria

forty years later

i discover how much

i miss the Ontario countryside

flat, never ending

i miss the fresh lakes

in the Muskokas

the pine trees

the maple in its Autumn jacket


i miss the long straight roads

the comforting flatness

i miss the Canadian me that

i had found less romantic


Italy is a beautiful dream

i must awake from

a long, lovely dream

i keep refusing to


Published on Writing Beyond History. An Anthology of Prose and Poetry, Montreal, Cusmano, 2006

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