The Fall of Civilization: Poetry


I believe the Fall of a Civilization into Oblivion
is not a trajectory from Grace,
but the sliding into Irrelevance
by Scribes who have overlooked you

It makes one wonder if these Anointed Famous
knew their import while they breathed?
Or did they wander like the rest of us,
convinced they'd failed at Life?

Yet the World spins on without regarding 
these minute heartaches and catastrophes:
History takes no favorites,
Only books do.


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