Prompt your Circumstance


I met a woman long ago claiming 

 vagaries of happenstance 
where unrelenting desert

entwines unmetalled road.
Near them, crushed 

inconsolably, beneath cracked remnants 

leeching 

gravel-laced cement,
Half-sunk, 

a Chevy truck

beneath piercing 

bright sunlight
A colossal wreck, 

the ‘iconic 

cross-like 

bow tie logo’

jeers and scoffs:
“Built tough! 

LIKE A ROCK!”

outcrop 

Untold rack and ruin 

on lone and level sands 
boundless and bare,

you find the 

 far reaches of despair 

My name is Ozymandias, 

Look on my works, ye all Mighty, 

For now I’ve got you 

In my crosshairs 

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