Beware the Ides of March

inconsequential words
dismiss before heard

or pertinent warning
prediction spawning

superstition by the clock
pure plain poppycock

or helpful confrontation
on inside information

snakes cross unseen
the path that has been

corners disappear from view
a car-crash unknown to you

decide a different flight
don’t watch the news at night

journeys through the red sea
without thought for safety

so Caesar sighs
on the day after he dies –

perhaps it better for me
to have heeded his plea

Richard Scutter 8 March 2006


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