Philly, a poem by Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi at



written by: Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi



Philly with her hands
Around my neck
I see the lights
So high…
Top floor they claim
Cannot breathe
Not so sure now
About the lights

Those words
From the paper
To the brain

This polluted Philly
Will cover them
With heavy metals
And black rain

…and I cannot breathe

I wonder if you would have
Breathed with Philly
Helped her
With your own hands
Around my neck

See my tears
Here on the train
I am quitting Philly
Strong as ever

I live
I still do

I love
I still do
Despite you
Despite all
Despite all, of you

Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi

Massimiliano (Max) Bianchi

Massimiliano Bianchi was born in Rome (2 October 1974), the job of his father implied a change of location every three years leading to integrate the journey as a constant of his life. He lived in several Italian cities to then settle in the beautiful Verona at the age of 12. After his undergraduate studies in Italy, he obtained a PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology from the University of Nottingham in England. Massimiliano worked as a neuroscientist for the pharmaceutical industry first in Italy, then in the United Kingdom, France and finally Ireland, where he created a private neuroscience research company based in the prestigious Trinity College Dublin. In this University, he is also Adjunct professor of the Neurobiology and Pharmacology of Depression. A professional neuroscientist and poet during the spare time, in his poems Massimiliano revisits psychological and introspective themes such as the human mind, existential traumas, the relationship with the ego, the journey, the encounter with spirituality and the nature. His first collection of Italian poems entitled “Odysseus – A poetic journey” was published in 2018 by Oedipus Edizioni and the second part "Argos - A poetic Journey/The Battle" will be published by the end of 2019. Massimiliano is now finalising his first collection of English poetry entitled "The Sweny's Collection".
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