Everybody wants

to check out Trevi Fountain

when they’re in Roma.

It’s a tourist cliché 

but movie overkill guides us.


The image of Anita Ekberg

splashing in the fountain

from La Dolce Vita

is a modern archetype.


It is stunning

when you turn the corner

and see the statues in the fountain

and the flowing water.


It was a warm day

when I was there

and I had worked up a sweat.

I felt myself being seduced

by that image of Anita Ekberg dancing.


I thought better of it though.

I don’t suspect the poliziotti

would extend the same courtesy to me

that they extended to Ms. Ekberg.


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Having wished on a penny

Having wished on a penny there i tried to dance but polizia quickly made a stance and took me the station and fined me all my brass suits me right for being such a ass in 1999 I learned keep your clothes on and toes out of the water! 


took me back to a great time in Europe Roamin holidays 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

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I wisely refrained from

I wisely refrained from swimming.  thanks for the comments.