Miz Quickly’s 18 August

One of these photos is mine. The other is not.

If Fishes Were Wishes, I’d be Italian

If I were Italian,
all my grandchildren
would call me Nona,
and I’d make lotsa and lotsa
pasta in a magical
cooking pot.
But I’m not.
Italian.
So I’m staring at these chips
and this filleted fish,
making wish after wish
that I was.
Italian.

Miz Quickly’s 18 August prompt throws us a hook. Photos. Tie these photos to fairytales, she says. I’ve incorporated the tale of Strega Nona (an Italian folktale) and The Tale of the Fisherman and the Fish, a fairy tale in verse by Alexander Pushkin. One of those photos is mine, but I’m not saying which one.  Shared with #APoemADay on Twitter   ©Misky 2021

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