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From L’Italia to La Merica

By Liza Franzoni

From your mountain village
you looked this way
in a dream that filled
your whole belly
with food and children.

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The Little Angel

By Liza Franzoni

Great grandfather Angelo dreamed
of America, the beautiful land
where Count Bettoni
could not tell him “faster!”

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Double Wedding Ring

By Liza Franzoni

Grandmother,
what secrets did you whisper
to your quilting friends
in hushed tones, lest the menfolk hear?

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