When the Greeks reinvent chemistry

Poor Athens used to bear the embedded
footprints of wandering peripatetics,
cynics, heretics, censors, democrats:
now the city of original philosophy
is a haven for the dusted-down
and beatnik shooters, losers
lucky as us giving their lips
to glass pipes, reciting woe is me
uniformly—and birthing babies
on the street sober Socrates
once laid on, at cool midday,
musing about the storied future
of the world he foretold.

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~ by Jeremy on June 29, 2013.

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