As History Laughs

The Citizens danced

 Romulus cried

 

Centurions posed

 in Legions wide

 

“The world is ours”

  they said in glee

 

“And death to those

 who don’t concede”

 

The past unyielding

 future loaned

 

The present flew

 like David’s stone

 

Their party ending

 candles burnt

 

With spoils poisoned

 lessons spurned

 

And history writes

 that in a day…

 

What once was Rome

 was cast astray

 

Whose legend carved

 in stone reminds

 

What young Narcissus

 hoped to find

 

The glory that once

 ruled the world

 

Now left in rubble

 myth unfurled

 

As time awaits

 to stalk our path

 

That wolf inside

 —as history laughs

 

(Villanova Pennsylvania: October, 2018)

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