There are all these Tonys of the world:
Italian, Greek, Portuguese, Lebanese, Eastern European,
who own sewing-machine shops, grocery stores,
corner cafés and sometimes sell insurance.
Anthony, Antonin, Antonio and the more Teutonic, Anton.
But Anton was the opera singer
after he’d worked for a while
on the railway.
Another poem for possible inclusion in “Emily’s Poems for Modern Boys.”
If you enjoyed the above, have a look at my first published volume of work, SHINING IN BRIGHTNESS.
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