Posted by: Ron DuBour | April 5, 2016

Opera Buffa~by Paul F. Lenzi



Opera Buffa


“US Capitol Dome” Photo by Brendan Reals

the capitol dome

a classically vaulted

much vaunted

proscenium venue

reduced to enactment

of glib civic mockery

broken burlesque

performed daily

the price of admission

one tiny torn scrap

of old parchments

your citizen’s share

of the friable scrip

whose articulate

principles once

evoked reverence

beheld as democracy’s

secular scripture


  1. thank you for sharing my poem with your readers

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