Galileo after the Trial

Galileo sends a basket to his daughter:
a skein of red yarn, a soft quilt, a sack of Sienna lemons
he asks her to send back candied.
He likes to eat a piece every night to remind him
of home in Arcetri, of her slicing the lemons
into thin yellow wheels, pressing them to sweetness.

Want to read the rest?
Please login.
New to Narrative? sign up.
It's easy and free.