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Benvenuto, world politics in english and italian
“To plunder, to slaughter, to steal, these things they misname empire; and where they make a wilderness, they call it peace.” – Tacitus
Again it happens in my sleep.
A core of wakefulness opens.
But I have ways of ignoring that.
You say, How long will you beg from others,
when there are things born of you
that emperors want?
Why waste time in meanness?
Who else can say what you say to me?
If I could repeat it, people passing by
would be enlightened and go free.
You are an ocean in my chest
where everyone changes places,
Last night you came to my sleep
asking, How are you?
Locked out of life, waiting, weeping.
Human beings living in an underground den, which has a mouth open towards the light and reaching all along the den. Here they have been from their childhood, and have their legs and necks chained so that they cannot move, and can only see before them, being prevented by the chains from turning round their heads. Above and behind them a fire is blazing at a distance, and between the fire and the prisoners there is a raised way; and you will see, if you look, a low wall built along the way,like the screen which marionette players have in front of them, over which they show the puppets.