5

Give up.  The Delphic oracle was
            fixed by the Persians.  Pindar
Pindar
Was a publicity man for some
            princes.  Traded
For a couple of wrestlers and cash,
            Anger
Does not purify.
The very words I write
Do not purify.  Are fixed in the
            language evolved by thousands
            of generations of these princes-
            used mainly for commerce
            Meretriciousness.
Wrestler Plato tried to make
            them all into stars.  Stars
            are not what they are.
Coining a phrase our words are
Big-fake-twenty-dollar-gold-pieces.
 

 

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