Rome is Burning


AP photo, Julio Cortez

The truth is violence
can be necessary,
as oxygen is necessary
to both breathing and fire.

The guillotines
were not built in a day.

America was a dream
of honeycomb and hive,
of barley and wine,
a sound of wings
that from a distance
could be mistaken for applause.




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