As Brothers and Sisters Would Do by Mendes Biondo

there’s a thing

and trust me ’cause

it’s a true thing


we were brothers

and we are brothers

everyday and everynight


as that night we all dressed

the same coat

your coat


it happened that your women

helped the other sisters

to know what a woman is


it happened that we told you

that being a million heads leader

is better than a crowned one


it happened that we shared

the same lines

of the same songs


it happened that we

killed each other

everyday and everynight


but it also happened

that our wrinkled hands

helped your wrinkled hands


and this is our story

this is what we’ve done

for a long long time


all against one

if there was a trouble

as brothers and sisters


one against all

if there was a big cake to eat

as brother and sisters


that’s what we are

that’s what we do

as brothers and sisters would do


Mendes Biondo was born in Mantua (Italy) in 1992. He published two books: the novel Trappola di cotone (Nomadepsichico, 2008) and the collection of short stories and poems Amanti bendati (ExCogita, 2010). He has become a recognized journalist by the Italian Order from 2013. In 2015 he obtained the degree in Aesthetic Philosophy at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.
He is already working as blogger, editor and journalist. You can find more about him at the link His English works were published by Visual Verse, The Plum Tree Tavern, Scrittura Magazine and The BeZine.

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