Poetry

What are you protecting Cicero?

 Your oh-so-distaste 
 for Tribunes who incite the popular crowd,  
 what are you protecting Cicero?
 
 Your ballsy support 
 for the latest drone deployment in Thrace, 
 what are you protecting Cicero? 
 
 Your polite way 
 with handlers and a word for the homeless, 
 what are you protecting Cicero? 
 
 Your dream 
 of heroic iambs on the steps of the Capitol,
 what are you protecting Cicero?
 
 Your hosting 
 of lavish dinner parties for the argentarii, 
 what are you protecting Cicero?
 
 Your blood-clean 
 sacrifices in the race for everlasting life,
 what are you protecting Cicero?
 
 Your corpse 
 in a vault with a tag on your toe―too late, 
 what were you protecting Cicero?
 
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