Heavy snowfall
at a military base,
in a scorching Naples in August:
where the Austrias,
and after them the Borbons,
and much later Maradona,
and forever the Thomists
(through the five ways),
where all of them
(and all of you? maybe)
even we think,
that the Italians carry
deterioration with them,
although this time
(the U.S. Navy is power)
the fishermen were wearing
the stars and stripes,
hours before steering
the winged marionettes of Delphos.
TS Hidalgo

TS Hidalgo (45) holds a BBA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), a MBA (IE Business School), a MA in Creative Writing (Hotel Kafka) and a Certificate in Management and the Arts (New York University). His works have been published in magazines in the USA, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela, Nicaragua, Barbados, Germany, UK, France, Spain, Turkey, Ireland, Portugal, Romania, Nigeria, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, India, Singapore and Australia, and he has been the winner of prizes like the Criaturas feroces (Editorial Destino) in short story and a finalist at Festival Eñe in the novel category. He has currently developed his career in finance and stock-market.