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The Return Of The Proconsul

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I’ve decided to return to the emperor’s court
once more I shall see if it’s possible to live there
I could stay here in this remote province
under the full sweet leaves of sycamores
under the rule of sickly nepotists

when I return I don’t intend to commend myself
I shall applaud in measured portions
smile in ounces frown discreetly
for that they will not give me a golden chain

this iron one will suffice
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David Truog 04 August 2015

There's a typo in the last stanza: it should say corpse instead of copse in the line that starts with take a walk.

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David Truog 31 August 2015

I see you've fixed it, now. Thanks.

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