Dec 07
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Rome

The Romans were made of marble. 

With the heavenly grace of carved muscles and pride, 
they equated Divine Providence with bureaucracy. 

Each empire has its own currency,
it's own series of sacred faces 
It’s own iconic blasphemy. 

The Romanovs sewed gems into their underwear. 
And then, in their nightgowns, they were shot. 

Bullets commodified just to pierce their hearts and diamond encrusted corsets.

Like banquets, blood baths are opulent.
Like religion, philosophy corrupts.