Posted by: Ron DuBour | May 4, 2015

Trojan Fruit~by Paul F. Lenzi


 

 

Trojan Fruit

 

resist the nostalgia for history
nature presented by Homer
ferocious red fiction still raw
in its roots shooting vines
through millennia fruited with
heirlooms of misery man in
contention with virtue the
great graven animal given to
vices of vengeance and vanity
driven to bloodlust betrayals
his cruel streak persists in the
pith beneath modern ostensibly
civilized skin still the bronze age
barbarian bearing the ancestral
stone at his center surrounded
by bittersweet rational flesh
lobes of cognitive drupe deeply
scarred by heroics the lyrics
of epic and ode sung in orchards
of time metal music of helmet
and sword ringing death with
desultory carnage of siege and
of sack seeping into the soils
of cultural legacy fed by the
stories of glories poetic
hexameters blinding with visions
of man after memory prior to
history pointing the way
through the seasons of destiny


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