Rain season


The sky of Lagos

open to the ocean

and imprisoned

between buildings

higher above the greyness

stagnant in the city.

 Gloomy sky

heavy with rain

and swirls of sadness

that bathe hopes

of simple souls.

 People wait

the better future

and sunny days

to dry their bones

the bricks of walls

and maybe

even warm the hearts.



Romano Pisciotti


(… An Italian man, stuttering in English, but in love with this country)