An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

An Italian-American living la dolce vita in the Deep South

Thursday, January 10, 2019

the color of my soul


terracotta is the color of clay, dirt, earth, soil

it is the resplendent sun behind a row of cypress trees
sunrise skipping across cobblestone streets
and farmhouse vases on a windowsill

it is the color of tile rooftops
clay pots overflowing with red geraniums
flower boxes in balconies and windows

terracotta is the color of Italy 
and it speaks to my soul.

~from the files of very bad poetry by bia



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