says who

 

Muses—ruses? Truth

is oracles’ domain.

& always belated.

 

inspiration, too,

ass-backwards,

mumbles its words

 

regarding what or who

will ultimately claim

the temporary fame

 

of the hero, the true

embalmer of culture

for the wake of the future.

 

hunger for the new

condemns to laughter

whatever comes after

 

an awkward adieu

from the once arcane

masters of the aforesaid.

 

 

8.11.2018