Becoming Italian

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I am becoming Italian.
Wine at noon, a fierce lilt
To my eye and speech––
Food is important, 
Lust is important—lust
Might be everything.

Give us this day our daily 
Bread, and forgive us— 
Matters more: this 
Argument is instructive, 
Constructive as well—
We both fight for love.