Wishes for Butch

by Alessandro Spinazzi

You have
to give up
drinking
(for a while
nothing is
forever)
not
to be
sober
but
to get drunk
on morning breeze
and have
hangovers
for having
contemplated
the moon
of the night before
for too long

you’ll sit
by your hotel window
with new eyes
the movie
is still on
with a new plot

you are not alone
in it

easy to say
i know
i know.