Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Worse than Ozymandias

Nothing says fuck you
quite like a castle.
it stands there
daring you
to fuck with it,
to assail
its unassailable heights
,its unreachable ramparts,
but no matter
how many castellani
you manage to kill,
the castle remains.
And when it’s yours,
your own conquered
fuck you
rising from the earth or the sea
as far into the sky
as any human construction,
you’re trapped in it
until the next barbarian
comes along
,takes it from you,
and locks himself
in its dank


Castel Sant'Elmo in Naples. Angevin, built around 1275.

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