Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus

The fiddle sounds sweet
in his bedtime slippers but
I don’t have his chicken legs
the columns laughed
“Thank Zeus!”
and the statues stood
in benevolent grace
beautifully laughing
at a second and third chin;
while the frescos wondered
how their walled beauty
could so warmly die while
only freshly jutting in his
twelve decadent years
of shiny blonde
and wine bellies.
But Vulcans song was
nectarous in his ears
while the marble cried
tears of ash and it’s
screaming blasphemy
“Can you see Gods face
in me!”

Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus

Jonathan Acosta-Rubio

New Orleans, United States

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