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Of What Use is Freedom?

Of what use is freedom?
I care little for it
A dream of spun glass
Easily shattered.
I want my dreams to be

Steel in the snow
Winter-cold with none of
that whimsical, fairytale-gold

The world is too harsh
and I am too tired to hope.

Anna Giulia Presti is a 21 years old Italian poet, currently studying
Language Mediation in Milan. She started writing while in middle
school and has been working on a novel ever since. Some of her
poems can be found on Instagram at

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"So Much For Hope" by Alice Campbell Romano.

Published June 29, 2020

45 Poems of Protest: The Pandemic

Of What Use is Freedom?

by Anna Giulia Presti
(Torino, Piemonte, Italy)
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