I did not know that stracciatella,
the Italian egg-drop soup,
and stracciatella, the gelato flavour,
were spelled and pronounced the same.
You would think
that could potentially
make for some disastrous
meal-time orders.
These are the types of thoughts
that pummel my brain like a cudgel
at four in the morning,
while attempting to rock
my three-month-old
back to sleep.

Greg Santos
Paris, France
November 19, 2010

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