Via Eastern

shadows on the right side  
tell me right is south.

i look and my internal
compass and see
straight ahead is east.

sometimes it's good
to check our direction.


looking east then,
there are old ruins.

a country prone 
to earthquakes;
nothing endures
milennia.

everything falls.


beyond the eastern gates
the scene is rubble.

fallen stone columns
point the way east


somewhere out there
there are tidier scenes,

or so we hope.

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