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A Dark and Handsome Italian
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Because he was

a dark and handsome Italian

and she was sipping caffé not ‘coffee’

in an outdoor trattoria that was SO

unlike ‘Denny’s,’ boasting red and green umbrellas

which read “ASTI CINZANO” in big white letters,

as he sauntered, not ‘sidled,’ up to her;

she did not deem it inelegant

when he perched, not ‘swooped,’ down beside her

and said, “Ciao, bay-bee” in an ACCENT

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One of my first truly 'saucy' pieces....

About Patricia

PATRICIA V. DAVIS is the author of the bestselling "Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family, Love, Loss and Greece" and "The Diva Doctrine: 16 Universal Principles Every Woman Needs to Know." Her first published fiction, "Chopin, Fiendishly" appears in Tales From the House...

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