Attention Small Boy





Italian villiage



Attention Small Boy


Running, so as not to be caught

the small boy slides into the garden

where his large family keeps a house

in the village.


Behind books candles and matches

a secret hides in the den

where his father sits

rewarding his children scholars

for their great minds.


The poor father continues, not knowing

the consequences his singular

vision will have

when his children haven’t been

allowed to tell him the truth

for so long.


He is a father living by rich

tradition of obedience for

family integrity. The expectations

he carries are handed

along to his children

as heavy diplomas.

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