I walked the military graveyard,
The rows of signposts, mottled marble or glowing snow
But equal in shape,
And I counted the dead:
The noble Hero, warrior king,
Who stared down Janus;
Also good Reason, who shielded him;
The last was Outrage, Reason’s widow,
Each battle brought her injury
Until she could feel no more
And gave up the ghost.
Outside the cemetery, her bastard child Indifference,
The sole survivor,
Watching the gravediggers,
Broken timepiece in hand.