Ode to the Sphinx

Guardian of the Nile

How many mornings have you stood?

How many breaths have you taken?

How many wars have you watched?

How many worlds have you shaken?

For millennia you have stood

as Guardian of the Nile.

A job that robbed your beard and nose,

but not your placid smile.

– Quiet 2019 –

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Sarcastic Narcosis #4: Apartides Rising

Apartides Rising

Princess on a steeple and all the pretty people
they’re all drinking, thinking they’ve got it made.
Exchanging precious gifts,
but you better take your diamond ring and pawn it, babe.

– Bob Dylan ’65 –