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First Line: She takes him into “the rape of europa”
Last Line: The only play picasso ever wrote
Subject(s): Venice, Italy; Music & Musicians; Writing & Writers; Togetherness; Italians

The old woman comes
along our fondamenta,
every morning around nine,
dropping sardines
along the way with
the cats trailing her,
eating the fish. Lucky,
these cats.
Those in the Campo San Vitale
especially when the construction
workers are not working
on Ponte dell' Accademia.
And when it's finished?
It is winter, already.

Used with the permission of Copper Canyon Press, P.O. Box 271, Port Townsend, WA
98368-0271, www.cc.press.org

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