Treasure Island

kendall thomas


The Gladiator


Empty cup,
an empty sky,
blood across the golden thigh.
I think the world insane.
I will refrain.

I will not act
nor take a stand
but cast down my sword
in the blood-drenched sand,
bow no more to indifferent gods
of thousand-headed man.

Submitted: Saturday, April 14, 2007
Edited: Monday, February 14, 2011
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