Thursday, May 24, 2012


A woman on the street
In Florence
Taking signatures for
A petition
To help end drugs and aids
Made a pass at me
While telling me how
Famous Pittsburgh is,

And that I do not
Look American.
I guess I did catch some sun
That day.

Anyway, she looked me up
And down.

Accepted her offer to learn
A little Italian,
But remained clueless as to what
        and what it was
That any of this really meant.

After some negotiation we reached our terms.
So naturally,
            gave her a twenty and
Ran straight
Inside San Gaetano
Dodging carelessly down the
Bus lane

-p. Conners Jr.
Florence, May 22, 2012

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