Tuesday, 6 September 2016

Efé's Thoughts in September: BIRTHDAY SPECIAL!!!




 I WISH I WAS FIVE AGAIN

I wish I was five again
There was a school trip to the farm
where we learnt how to knead our own loaf of bread
and saw the pigs roll around in their shit
I wish I was five again
Sitting on the passenger's side of my father's truck
As he drove 120 kilometres an hour
And my socked toes would curl in fear
and excitement
I wish I was five again
Evening called for me to have a little sip of daddy's red wine
And when it was call to bed, I'd get a red wine kiss from my dad
And I was always following him to the bar to watch some sport
I wish I was five again
Saturday mornings were spent watching
Formula Uno and football
and De Pirlo and Schumacher were in their prime
I wish I was five again
The smell of my mother's zuppa di funghi porcini
always made me happy
And I drank lemon and peach iced tea from carton boxes
I wish I was five again
My mother used to go to the market to buy my sister and I
brioche, croissant, wanda, my favourite biscotti brand Mulino Bianco
And I would dip my biscotti in my ciocolatto drink
Biscotti con ciocolatto.
I wish I was five again
That was when my father would stir up his
concoction of
latte, uova and zucchero and say it would
make me grow tall
I wish I was five again
Zia would crow in my ears
when she visited me from England
Koo-koo-roo-koo
I wish I was five again
Then I had a best friend
and my mother would bath us together and we wore the same clothes
so we were practically twins.
I wish I was five again
My dad would stop by a crop field in the middle of the motorway
and pull out several corncobs from the earth
that we would take home to eat
I wish I was five again
My sister and I would ride on our scooters to the park
and we would climb and sit on the peach tree
I wish I was five again
I'd follow my father to church
and when it was time for communion
I'd try my luck but I was always refused the wine
I wish I was five again
Everyone knew where the party was at
at our house
we always had people over
I wish I was five again
In the evenings we would sit down to eat as a family
bistecca con insalata
I wish I was five again
I was home.













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