Marinella Beretta at Seventy

Mike Bell/ February 9, 2022/ 0 comments

Marinella Beretta – an upright
citizen – found dead – alone &

unnoticed until her frail trees
threatened [mummification

at a dining table – a lead story
for news channels] – Not seen

for two years by neighbours –
assumptions had her relocate

after Covid – Her last thoughts
as she stared across her space

of breaths & silence? Not to be
broken over a solitary brioche

as she sat as she was found at
her long-cold breakfast – [still

in her skin] – Perhaps she saw
how it would be if it all ended

& decided to give up her ways
[what that first poliziotto saw]

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