If there had been an owl

My son

         died

the death I should have died,

                  quietly

        – he went –

in his sleep.

on that morning

the sun shimmered

like it had showered in gold –

I would have understood

if there had been an owl –

two hoots (one for each year

he breathed).

and no sun – for the eternity he would die

Link to the Italian translation

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