Everytime I walked alone

in that city

just to feel the heat

just to feel the breath

There was that time

you didn’t want to go out

I came home completely drunk

and you embrace me anyway.

There was that time

I had to say goodbye

and I came home completely broken

without embrace anyway

There was that time

that for coming home

I had to go, but you were still there

waiting, open arms.

There was the last time

when you said goodbye to me

and I walked through it

for the last embrace

Everytime I walked alone

in that city

past the walls, and the crosses

just to feel the heat,

just to feel the breath,

and the breath of the city embraced me.

Stefania Grosso