A Can of Grandma Figlioto’s Pasta Sauce

by Daniel J. Flore III
Babilu
Honorable Mention, November 2019
Judged by Laurie Byro


I’m looking at
the blurry slow motion picture
of a heavyset Italian woman
on a pasta sauce can
she moves back and forth
almost hypnotic
in my eyes
gently rocking
my weakened body
with the “old country” recipe of hers I just ate
and her black
Italian eyes and lips
that keep repeating
“sleep”



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