Rtl today – german-italian writer: the pocket mirror microcosm


The pentalingue author of “Within Paravent Walls”, passionate about the end of the century and decadence, Laura Gentile, shares with us part of her blog every week.

He plagued her with his insecurities.
Her voice is in her eyes as she looks at herself in the mirror.
And she chews and swallows every breath.
His life was an irritation to him, so was his.
And he looked at what he had created and shrugged his shoulders.
Repulsed, irresponsible, careless, he let her understand everything
Went out alone and found comfort in her tears, not hers.

They all abuse the word “love”,
And it took me years to figure out that everything
Too often they abuse it too, they don’t know what
It implies, what it represents, what it really means.
The sound that comes out of so bad mouths
It often made me sick. The intention still absent.
Don’t hug me in your rotten arms.

Good, you rejected me at birth.
You let me pretend to be an adult
When I was small. I must have been tormented
The same way you were. We must have been so alike.
You wanted me to know what pain is. You call it “life”.
You called it “love” when you came to me.
For my good. Always. It took me a long time to finally
Understand why the word “love” would infuriate me to the bone.

You can find more of Laura Gentile’s poetry and prose on her website, Croque-Melpomène.

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