Victory Must Be a Supremely Glorious Experience
Said a Woman to the Duke of Wellington
2:22 AM too hot to sleep.
I lie on the living room floor watching night go.
Five streets away like a cause of war I can hear
a car start towards me,
from block to
shifting to counterclaim on the turns and as Thucydides
said of Athens
"heading for greatness
she made the Spartans fear and forced them to fight"-
Greatest tragedy in the world only excepting
a defeat he replied.