Sunday, July 17, 2005

194. the usurper, with trepidation, contemplates his image in the palace mirror

to the sound of impatient waves
beating upon the rocky shores
within your brain :
insistent, commanding,
not very soothing at all,
a reminder of your sudden rise,
and a slow mocking premonition
of failure, oblivion, perdition,
as you, sinecure of all eyes,
await the impending fall.
Persistent, demanding,
envious of gain,
your enemies plan to lock the doors,
and pound you to death :