a note to the king of pompei

this pompeian queen
perceived too late
the insidious tremble
a harbinger
within her vessel of wine

this pompeian queen
gazed with amber eyes
as daylight shattered
to the ground
and jupiter’s screams raced
smoldering across the sky

this pompeian queen
watched as juno fell
cast from the mounted nirvana
the divine impact rupturing sacred membranes of the earth

this pompeian queen
felt blood erupt
from her womb
cursing the horrid
celestial lovers
she fell to her knees

this pompeian queen
cried out
the name of her king
before being buried
in merciless fire

this pompeian queen
exists in robes now woven
from ash
memory held together
by string theory

this pompeian queen
died reaching for her king

love to be unearthed
in the coming

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