Cleopatra’s Ruin

The day the Egyptian pharaoh
strode into New York,
they surmised she was dripping
                                             in
                                            gold
                         but
              she charmed snakes
                                        
                                                      instead

     she didn’t appreciate
                            Roman taste
                  save when they took her
                                     to bed

–LM

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