Bathtub with feet

We head on
Me in the front seat now.
I’m better enough now to navigate
Sonia got us out of Rome.
A mission for her-
Taking on the roads and some one else’s mum
And I’m proud of my sister so much.
Or is it wifey? I love her enough for sure ?

So, I take us down random roads and request U-Turns
And we wiggle our way north
Through paddocks and mountains.
Same but different.
Places to start and end dreams in.
Mama thinks they look like suede, to make vests from.
I think they look like dusted chalkboards.
To write foreign maths sums on.

In another life
I buy one of these old houses
I renovate.
(The cliché of Italian movies that I am)
To no particular standard- My dad was no normal architect.
It has grapes and sunflowers and parsley and basil. And roses, in a wiggly line.
It has a bathtub with feet
And internet facility…
It has a room for music and entertaining
It has heated cobble floor
From 1704
Stones and a red chandelier
It’s cosy. And warm.
And imperfect and rattles in storms
Neighbours, who smile and gaze in their country friendly foreign way.
Unlike those folk from the city…
They forget to see sometimes
In place of their briefcase and louis vutton
Is a little butterfly net full of unflying freedom and a little fear
Of giving a stranger 2 euro
To eat and drink.
But here they give us some benefit of the doubt
That we know, like them
What life’s about.
Fences.
I may have built a wall around my mind.
But it takes two sides to make a boundary.
And it takes two sides
To take it down.

So I’ll start off easy.
My house will have no fence, nor wall.
But a hedge you can fall through drunk.

My house will not keep you out
But welcome you
To come and rest
After your long and winding road from Roam. (rome).
Take some time.
Calm down.
Have a sultana.

Im too lazy to pick them when they’re grapes.

Bathtub with feet

shellymonkeyfish

Joined July 2007

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i’m back now.
but in my dreams.
im still there
flying.

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