On streets and alleys, squares and corners,
roads, meadows and mountains,
walking or anchored in the sun, moon, rain
or snow, in a the good mood; sometimes,
in a mood swing; we go discovering new friends.
Attracted by similarities or else curious
for the differences, we enrich our mind and
happily dip into other tastes and treats, what
always alleviates our day to day.
Some of these friends, in due time or even
instantly, are chosen to be our lovers;
this is the natural way of things and
we must not deny it.
But, friends or lovers, we must not forget
to take them from our conquered mind,
yet conquered spirit, to the inner of heart
and feel if it remains in peace.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit”, our Lord said,
and I dare to say: blessed are the rich in the heart!
Published in Indiana Voice Journal, February 2017 issue.