Thursday, July 14, 2016

Saloniki



     I

Light escaped
  darkness.
Ormuzd sang eyes
  squinted.


Wednesday's child
    cries.
 Woe's diadem
   has no vault.


     II

At Saloniki
 the Empress lacks
Corybantes to
   conceal her rags.

Chlorus comes
  but her head
 must go.

Bright light
  takes her down
 saltless hills.

       III

We lost
  five weeks
and columned
  a dread span,

head lost
 with Wednesday's
van.

   Grey horses
stride past
  blind and still
 as mobility.

Darkness they
bring to sight.

Darkness they
alloy in light.

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