A Prequel to Aeneid

 

I imagine I’m

On the porch of

An ancient Greek house

There are pillars all around

It’s a warm, airless day

 

And me, I’m doing this

I’m writing

Maybe I’m leaving something for

Posterity, because

By government or commerce

Speechifying’s more important

 

It could be a will

A source for disagreement

When I’m gone

Or mischief in an epic

Something afterward to leave around

Somewhere

For the future, maybe for a conqueror

 

In which I take the loser’s side

And change the tone of

Everything

 

C L Couch

 

 

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