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Civilisation

Had I the money, I would withdraw
From the world’s incessant roar
And wait in my gated home
For civilisation to be as Rome.

But no,
Perhaps we can avoid a collapse
And the roar
Will go
On as before.

I can not capture this sense of dissociation

I can not capture this sense of dissociation
Reflected in campfires
Of shop windows that blaze.

Walking home
I remember Rome
And see wolves waiting
For the camp’s lights to go out