IN THE VANGUARD

time to
fill your poems
with weapon words

tell the reader that
if they don’t like what
you have written
this is PARNASSUS
they will have
to fight their way
out of the trap
you have set them

Oh we must use words to
lure in and surround like
Hannibal at Canae
let them stream in thinking
their social media power will
flatten all before them

at the end
we shall give them a couplet
where they can leave with
honour the Roman way
using the same sword they thought
mightier than this katana
I am wielding now
in my imagination

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