Friday, May 9, 2008


Papers and tests are all finished
my friends are getting on buses too soon.
The food in the fridge is diminished
and tomorrow I'll pack up and be out by noon.

But no worries, a visitor comes
to visit and see many more things.
My mother! I can hear the drums
of the joy and company she brings.

We'll see Florence, Siena, and Lucca too,
drink a good amount of wine,
raise a hullabahloo
and sempre fashionably dine.

And then it will be time to see a familiar face
and be home for a few short days.
I will miss Italy and its slow pace
but I look forward to summer's ways.