Raise your glass and toast for me too.
You who are so expert in practice
by alcoholic dizziness.
Toast to the God who forgives you all.
Even the massacre you force me to,
while you lock me up in this filthy, stinking
room, where the dripping
of your insults is consumed.
Toast to your accomplice God.
Who punishes me for everything.
Felicia Buonomo is an Italian journalist. Some of her video-reportage have featured on the Italian national RAI television. Her poems have appeared in various Italian literary magazines and in the American magazine “Our Verse”. She’s author of the essay “Pasolini profeta” (Mucchi Editore, 2011), the book-reportage “I bambini spaccapietre. L’infanzia negata in Benin” (Aut Aut Edizioni, 2020) and the poetry collection “Cara catastrofe” (Miraggi Edizioni, 2020). She directs the poetry editorial series “Récit” for Aut Aut Edizioni. Follow her on Twitter @feliciabuonomo.