All Roads Lead to Me

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Legs like towering columns 

carved of immovable stone

every moment they support

the structure of the city

 

Left hand is aristocrats

poised and polished 

in rich lacquered colors while the

 

Right hand is working

class

dry and cracked from years of hard labor

 

Eyes like the sky

cloudy and dark

blue

green

like the sloshy sea that carries brave warriors to their

deaths

 

A mind like the colosseum

full of excitement and wonder

powerful thoughts and feelings but also

sadness

conflict

doubt

 

My body is ancient

Rome

a flawless piece of art in

continuous construction

rebuilding, reshaping

a way of life

 

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