Vocabulary Lessons

Pronto, I’m unraveling just what

is so captivating in these

Italian detective television series.

Subito, the language, si,

as it flows and teases. Arrivederci!

The warmth of kissed cheeks, ciao,

and spontaneous embraces, caro mio.

The mystery winding through it all,

the commissario, so observant

so disinclined to jump

to the conclusions reached by his colleagues.

And a love interest, sempre.

I find myself saying, ah, tesoro mio,

and swaying to the delicate

rhythm when the breeze touches me.

Bellissimo, I whisper and pause cooking

as the sunset swirls before me.

When I finally buy my ticket,

I will be so prepared, predisposta

knowing the important words:

Emergenza! Lui e morto.

Chiami la polizia!

Amore mio, dammi un cafe.

Grazie moltissimo.

I will most likely be swept off my feet

by an admirer and may never return

so for now, I’ll watch just

one more episode.  Andiamo.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: captivating


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