Posted by: Ron DuBour | June 7, 2014

Cleopatra’s Needles


Poesy plus Polemics

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expatriated obelisks

    ancient stone spines

standing pagan theocracy

    phallic designs

battle-graved with solemnity

    pulled down by lines

run from three western capitals

    trophies of kinds

emblematic of how power

    always declines

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could the vertical holes
our arrogant plunder
left in her sacred antiquity
be consequentially
chimneys that draught
hot internecine fires
now consuming
Egyptian tranquility

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