Rome, my city

Smartypants Chick Goes to Roma


The wall I’m on is cold to the touch and radiating into my body which is tired but somehow still able to get up in the morning and walk several miles a day. I am not alone, I’ve walked up the Janiculum with a friend that has been a good friend over the course of our travels. There are two other men further down the wall with a camera set up facing east and waiting for it too. I have never actually gotten up just to see the sunrise, Rome will be my first. I we get to the top early and sit on the cold wall. There are clouds in the distant sky.

I read “Rome, Open City” out loud to pass the time and realize that there was no more perfect moment to read this poem than at sunrise, a dedication to this wonderful city as it begins…

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