Italian Tutorial

. . . The tutor’s voice smoothes out

their misshapen vowels, calms

their anxious verbs with just the right

endings, placing them on their tongues

as communion.

–excerpt from “Italian Tutorial” in A Light Dusting of Breath by Donna Pucciani (Purple Flag Press, 2014). First published in Atlanta Review.

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