Variations on a theme

Awoke at a farmhouse in Scandicci
High on a hill
Olive trees and Sangiovese grapes
Espresso in the morning
Chianti at night
Take a tram to the city
“The David” eyeing his opponent ready to strike
Donatello’s tomb in the basement of The Basilica of San Lorenzo
Brunelleschi death mask scary to see
Long lines at the Duomo
A view from across the street
Hop a train to Rome
Bernini’s “The Ecstasy of Saint Theresa” at ‘Santa Maria della Vittoria’
The church of Trinita’ del’ la’ Monte at the top of the “Spanish Steps”
The Bald Head Prophet, “Lo Zuccone” coming out of his skin trying to speak
A cat sanctuary at the Largo di Torre Argentina
City trying to close it down for years
Don’t believe a word he saying
Don’t believe all the lies
A comb over of a bald spot he’s trying to hide
Came back from Rome from where all things come
Walking the river
Maidens and their dogs
Homeless too occupying benches to keep their cool
Water taxi taking tourist for rides
My grandfather came here with ten dollars in his pocket
The American Dream turned inside out
You can’t prove God doesn’t exist
Woke up at a farmhouse in Scandicci
Olive trees, Sangiovese grapes
Espresso in the morning
Chianti at night
Walking the river
Maidens and their dogs
The homeless too occupying benches to keep their cool
Don’t kowtow to a person
Bow to a king
Be a yes man in another man’s dream
Authoritarian, another word for Dictator
Happens in the blink of an eye
One day you’re free, one day you die
Came back from Rome feelin’ kinda’ empty
Like I left something behind

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