Saturday, January 28, 2023

Here is my reputation
for all to read:

The titles on my door,
my trophy case,
the hats of power I wore,
the wardrobes of command,
the portrait of me at my desk.

Take it now, as I die.
Ignite it.
Lay its flames in a crystal punchbowl.

Make a bonfire of my glories
for all to see.

Tom Keene September 7, 2000