What do we say in the twilight
of a republic? Roman walls fell
into darkness as emperors fiddled
with extravagance, confident
eternity comes to those who wait.
We are a nation doomed
to repeat mistakes of dead
immortals — blinded by hindsight,
history befalls us.
Phillip Knight Scott | © 2019
Written for Sammi‘s Weekend Writing Prompt #129 – Twilight