Cravatta fatti sciarpa
Laccio fatti velcro
Cuoio fatti gomma
Bottone fatti gancio
L'Idea sia Pensiero
Il Sogno Apparizione
Amore fatti Anima
Respiro fatti Spirito
This is just a job:
You can do without what you do at first.
Opting in and out is fine.
Then you choose, though you don't yet know.
At first there is rejection,
I'm wasting my time,
I'm not like them,
I can't see myself here.
Then comes pride and uncertainty as to who is changing who.
After a long time, it is you, and what you have done may be good.
It is you. Get another job, but you comes with you. It won't wash off.
The difference from a scar is acceptance.
Bags of brown paper and cotton.
no SALE block capitals declaring my status.
No longer a tourist,
the difference is clear!
As the herbs and vegetables I carry
proclaim me to be a Citizen.