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I see you’re tired

By Luca Massimo Lombardo

while pouring grapefruit juice in your prosecco 
stretching sadness
that you’d last forever.
In your blue eyes, cold as ice 
burns the shadow
of what you’ve never said;
you tired of standing on that stage 
which gave you nothing but weariness 
while your love is now in someone else’s arms
and you
still consumed 
open another beer 
before lurking in your bed, 
early 
as you do 
every night.


Luca Massimo Lombardo lives in Milan, Italy. He writes short stories and poetry. He’s the author of “Rats Chewed Up My Doormat” published in Italy. He’s interested in everything that happens after 2am. His works appeared in literary magazines and webzines such as “Unpublishable Zine”, “King’s Daily”, “Runcible Spoon”, “Brave Voices Magazine” and “Peeking Cat”.

Your portrait

By Luca Massimo Lombardo

Diving in a Milanese shower of sunshine
sitting on a bench at the races
in your deep and dark sunglasses loneliness
hiding your hollow eyes
worrying about eternity.
I feel your blues, distant
you already know darling
there’s no Mr Tambourine Man 
waiting for you 
at the end of your day.


Luca Massimo Lombardo. He’s the author of “Rats Chewed Up My Doormat” published in Italy. He’s interested in everything that happens after 2am. His works appeared in literary magazines and webzines such as “Unpublishable Zine”, “King’s Daily”, “Runcible Spoon”, “Brave Voices Magazine” and “Peeking Cat”.

Not enough

By Luca Massimo Lombardo

What else is there to do?
to go to the supermarket among other people
to feel less alone, or just
being packed in your apartment with all that
exhaustion and frozen dinners, bought at the gelmarket
at the corner down the street.
It’s not enough to be a better one
slowly dying while tricking the time,
it really takes what you got away
and everything you wish to have.
Here we go
another wasted day to think about
under the blankets tonight.


Luca Massimo Lombardo lives in Milan, Italy. He writes short stories and poetry. He’s the author of “Rats Chewed Up My Doormat” published in Italy. He’s interested in everything that happens after 2am. His works appeared in literary magazines and webzines such as “Unpublishable Zine”, “King’s Daily”, “Runcible Spoon”, “Brave Voices Magazine” and “Peeking Cat”.