Internet Suite: Duet

There was a rain storm yesterday and across the street
It rained rose petals from the climbers in the garden above.
The wet asphalt was drenched with these pink drops
licking the stern obscurity of letters not still white
S T O P.


I am immersed in a Japan that isn’t.
Google and FB know.

To the side has just appeared an ad for an opera singer
Whose voice “goes down like the smoothest of alcoholic beverages”
Which is not really how I like my opera.

Do they have a singer whose voice:
“scalds like strong, hot coffee first thing in the morning?”
“is as transcendent as a great orgasm?”
“who evokes an abyss of guilt and sadness comparable only to leaving your sobbing child as you walk away from the school?”

If yes, I’ll buy.

By bonniemcclellan

Mother, poet, american ex-pat from Texas living in Northern Italy.


    1. I find it interesting to see what the adds have to say about who i might be…todays google mail offers full-immersion Italian TV and just below ‘lingua inglese online’ at…bi-lingual or bi-polar?


    Slow rain
    In a garden of orchids
    Like brilliants on a spanish stroll
    Emerald voices in the dark
    Of a flight in full light

    Slow rain
    Playing the escalator
    Like a moonbeam
    Walking along the avenue
    Where cherry trees invents blossom

    Slow rain
    It’s an open drain
    Straight through the ear
    Back to the heart
    The kind of ring you like to wear

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