I’ll let you leave by Aldo Quagliotti

I wish i could keep you
As intact as one can stay
As distant from sadness
As a platform waving the departing train
Yet you slip out of my hug
fall into wrinkles and white hairs
I tend my arm to reach your guts
And then you react
And tell me
Would you please just let me live
And i have misheard you once again
So for once I’ll let you leave

Aldo Quagliotti’s poems have been published in Italy, Brazil, USA, Canada, Ireland and in the United Kingdom. He has been selected for important anthologies such as Paper therapy, Yawp!, The Essential anthology, Murmurations, Poetical Word, Poetry in the Time of Coronavirus. Several webzines and magazines have published his work, such as INNSÆI, U-rights, Credo espoir, Parouisia , Poetica Review and many more. He has been chosen to represent the Poetry Corner at the London Chelsea + Kesington Art Week. 2020,2021 and 2022 editions.

One response to “I’ll let you leave by Aldo Quagliotti”

  1. Oh my, I slipped with you as you “slip[ped] out of my hugfall into wrinkles and white hairs.” Silver hairs, if you please. Much more inviting than the white, no??


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