Friday, July 27, 2007


The Great Ozymandias

In a rare moment of reflection

Noticed the setting of the sun

Shivered as he realized that all things end

Took solace in his stonemason’s work

Prayed briefly to his ancestors

Drank heavily until the very end of his days

And afterwards when nothing happened, he was none the wiser

He left his stonemason a sizable gift that became a bad liver

Both left posterity "Two vast and trunkless legs of stone” that rarely attract anyone’s attention, almost forgotten except by curators trying to find solace in the past

-Adam August 27, 2007