Wanton



Shall we dine with Kings of Old?
Sup on Ambrosia, Nectar and Gold?
Fasten the gemstones of all Arabi
until their luster is all that we see?
The wealth and the riches of the land
the diamonds plucked from sea and sand
they beg in sweet and honest modesty
to be faceted and fixed and dress upon thee.
For you have assets
that belie the facets
and you are the bounty
gamblers never bandy
and where the pharaohs kept coffers
such are your treasured offers.
So shall we dine with Kings of Plenty?
Or sup instead on a different sort of luxury?

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