Athena Dawn

byRandi Grail©

in the break of day
on this distant shore
now a crackled voice
wish to rise soar
monophonic chants
to the sky once more

to Saronic sun
on the cobblestones
of a weary street
now the city moans
in a goddess' praise
by her scattered bones

as I walk the stone
like a sunrise ghost
a mirage of man
bids a gentle toast
beckons me to sit
plays the humble host

a mirage all true
turned to wrinkled skin
ancient eyes that glow
of a song within
on a chalk stone step
he's my sunrise kin

"warm an old man's heart,
be my morning muse
soon the heat will burn
and the streets will ooze
of a million souls
and their trampling shoes"


so I sit beside
and await the whirl
just a tired old man
and a silent girl
a mirage, a muse
an ascending pearl

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