Our Day in Fiesole

by John Ammirati

What do you remember about our day in Fiesole? I remember lots of Jesus paintings and one imposing cemetery, and I remember your jeans being soaked through with period blood. I remember the view of Florence from the hills; pink and golden hues; a towering history that we were now a part of. I remember crying as we walked toward the church because I realised your happiness no longer depended on me. I remember a priest, who was about my age at the time, watching us from the entrance of the church, sheltered from the newly-broken rain. I wondered if he envied us, or whether he was glad that he had avoided the miseries of romantic love.


John Ammirati was born in 1982, lives in Manchester, England and sings for the band Amida.