Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ode to Dubai

Sparkling desert diamond tower
Built of black dinosaur bones
Shall your new crude Babel
Topple like the stone spire of old?
Liquid flower of the tan desert
Spraying skyward to songs sung
By muslim princesses loved by Old Man
Shall haggard remnants of Mankind
Gaze upon your wonders and despair
In some dry and desolate future
And wonder how you flourished
How mere mortals shaped steel
Into a divine Mother of Cities
And how you tumbled into dust?

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