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Look at Italy from Italy itself – Giorgio Agamben

Look at Italy from your own Italy
looked upon from the cross without Christ
watched from the hammer without a sickle

Look at your faceless neighbor
look at the executioner with the mask
watch out for those who burn your corpse

Watch out for quarantine without the plague
and from the plague without quarantine
beware of those who separate you from your days

Look at the skull without shins
looked at from the shins without the skull

Watch out for those who count your deaths

Watch Italy from your powerful newcomers
watched by those who observe obedience
look at Italy from Italy itself

by César Vallejo – Guardati Italia dalla stessa Italia

Source: QUODLIBET

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