Goya’s Painting Of Nero’s Army Burning The Grove Of The Druids

A perfect hole between the blackening walls

Roman soldiers emerging from the leaking fogscape

And a conflagration of saints (like Christmas trees or fireworks)

Lighting the road homewards by flame



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Nate Maxson is a writer and performance artist. The author of several collections of poetry, he lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.