Photo by author, Painting by Jorge image used with permission from the artist

too late,
I see Nero on the rooftop, watching a tide of flame.
Did he imagine the end was his to call,
his tune the wind.
In the home, every woman queen, any man, a king
but only the imperator can bring down the house.
Did he revel,
did he pose,
above such a splendor of destruction.



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benjamin weinberg

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.