You usually have to wait for what is worth waiting for
I come from a big Italian family where there were lots of big Italian meals
And those meals almost always included lasagna
There is a point to my telling you that
After dinner,the women would clear the dishes
And march off to the kitchen to wash up and gossip
The china and crystal never went in the dishwasher
So it was quite a task
We would chatter and laugh and sing
But lurking in the back of our minds was that lasagna
And the pan it baked in
If it had to be washed, the cannoli and coffee would be a good twenty minutes away yet
Finally, all that was left was the pan.
Mom would eye it speculatively and we would hold our breath
"Let is soak!" she would declare with all the authority a 4'11 Italian woman can summon-
which is quite a bit
and we would all breathe a sigh of relief and sit down to cannoli and coffee
Today, when you get that over the top email
Or you are ready to fire back at some nonsense sent your way
"let it soak".....
or in other words: leave the stress
and take the cannoli
and that's poetiquejustis
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