“firenze” By Laura Lucas

i’ve come to italy looking
for something to lose. something to dig
my nails into for once. a kiss
on each cheek when you enter the room. the sweetness
of friendship. i love to sing
the fluttery names of girls with dark
curls in their hair. girls who keep helmets beneath
their school desks. girls who are daughters
of mothers. rolling cigarettes
on the curb. i’ve come to italy looking
for a love to leave behind. self-inflicted pain is pain just
the same.


Laura Lucas grew up in Winnipeg, Canada. She is currently living in Melbourne, Australia, while earning a bachelors degree in environmental studies. Laura is passionate about music, yoga, and travelling with a purpose. Her journeys abroad have greatly inspired her work as a writer. 

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