Step by Step for Carlo

by Alessandro Spinazzi

In the rainy dark of the evening
a film in black and white
except for a spectral
yellow
from the factories
walking with you
your small hand
hanging on
to my index finger
a well known scene
who knows where from
an old man, silent
strolling along
with a small kid
by his side
twittering questions
each one mirror
of the other
past and future
reflections
in a present
so beautiful
it hurts.