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Prince or Pauper?

Growing up Italian-American

Photo by Petr Sevcovic on Unsplash

I came out of the womb eating homemade raviolis and marinated artichoke hearts. This wasn’t considered fancy: these were peasant farmers. This is what they did: work, sweat, grow, harvest, prepare, eat.

Not everything that isn’t McDonalds is fancy.

I’m not talking about my parents, but my grandparents. My parents were already half way…

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Carlo Zeno

Carlo Zeno

Top writer in poetry and satire. Migrant. Expat. INFP. Poet. Satirist. Tragedian. Public Servant. Member since April 2022.