Southern Ontario / Writer

Self-isolation, one day then the next then more

I was in a town called Unerale or Urinale, in San Emiliano Region in Italy. I was there with my mother and my sister and we got caught in the rain on an inclining sidewalk. While Mia and I wanted to go downtown my mother wanted to go back to the hotel room. As we walk through the hotel dining room I see Patricio—thinner, healthier, younger—and I had an incredulous look. My mom and my sister walked past me…Pato said something like, “I knew you’d come for Big Band…”


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