a tribute (for Mario)

you told us that
you do not need to be an astronaut
to love the moon

that you can stand on the shore
and hide away
in the waves

even if you never got around to writing that song
we feel it all the same
in our veins

though you never painted the dawn
never captured the colours
they paint you
in sunsets over silent hills
before the fast-approaching night

you never knew the names of stars
but caught one as it fell

and you told us what we always knew:

not having wings
is no reason
not to fly

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(Inspired by Mario's poem: https://www.ilriformista.it/la-poesia-di-mario-paciolla-pubblicata-a-tre...)
¬°Que la tierra te sea leve!
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