Thursday, June 19, 2014


Where did I miss my turning?
Two thousand years from now
Who will say of me, “A grammarian,
A naturalist and a theologian,
He was also an astrologer
And magician and, on occasion,
A wonder worker?”

Thus the scholar Franz Cumont
Pricks at my conscience.
Really, could I not somehow work
An occasional wonder?
No. Worse, I have no answer
When my 3 year old self asks
“Why aren’t you a fire truck?”

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