In Assisi

italy defeated equador
in world cup soccer today

with each goal
collective cries of evviva  resounded
from our rose limestone acropolis’
trattorias & gelatrias

jupiter & venus
aligned over lush fragrant
hills of tuscany tonight & I
after nine years of abstinence
perhaps you can tell
drank two bottles of vino rosso

I will climb mt subasio
kneel down in his shaded grotto &



Thomas Stein was born in CT. He received his Masters degree from Boston College and has spent much of his life living and traveling abroad. He is currently an assistant professor of English at Bismarck State College in North Dakota.