|The blood of the builders of the pyramids
mixed with the smoke from the ovens at Auschwitz
(food for lions in the first era).
The mushroom of Hiroshima and
the Vietnam orange
with voices of Phoenician boatmen.
A pirate tied to an Indian
in a stick of lashes...
with shades that in the night
clamor and shout.
They are here now as well.