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Julian (Flavius Claudius )

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Julian (Flavius Claudius )

What Julian sought I have sought
In razed and restored clay temples
We have always worshiped words
These gods upon the Olympian crags
splinters of reason, waterfalls
splashing, numinously upon our heads

Then, i thought i ran out of words
life draining them, slowly, dripping
blood-like, into a sterile shallow pool 
of responsibility, but i sense 
your new words, surrounding me 
i perceive it was just a deception 

i am not just an animal, led
to the bleakest slaughterhouse,
i will go out bleating, words 
and the last thing i hear
your new words, ringing 
in my mad, but never cowed brain.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2009 8:08:00 PM
    This is brilliant, Tom! I'm not sure how I missed it when you posted, and why no one else has seen it, but it is simply wonderful! Hugs, Donna