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.