Poetry

At 3am by Serena Piccoli

to Alexandra

On a night far away from yours
I’m under an ancient chestnut tree
pink feathers are mirrored on the sunset river
and the slow flow is bathing the Flamingo

At this time you’re combing your hair
craving for my hands
putting some Moon and make up on
to lie in bed and make love with my smell

In the windy darkness
the eyes of love and the smiles of joy
brighten up trees and shores

And while you’re dreaming of us and can’t fall asleep
I finally hear my arms singing
with the Nightingales


Serena Piccoli (she\her) is an Italian poet and playwright. She’s a transfeminist, a lesbian and a human rights activist.

This poem is one of a collection of six written in dedication to her fiancée Alexandra. 

Her political chapbook of poems “silviotrump” was published in 2017 by Moria Poetry, Chicago, USA.

Her work has been featured in anthologies in UK (The quality of Mersey, Liverpool 2018; Hidden Voice Anthology 1, Manchester 2019), in USA (Extreme, a social environmental anthology, Vagabond, Los Angeles 2018), in magazines in UK (Abridged, Derry, May 2020; In the red 18, Liverpool, April 2020), USA, Romaniaand Italy. 

15 of her poems are on placesofpoetry.org UK Poetry Map.

Follow her on twitter @piccoli_serena.

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