Towered Pisa, thou beloved long
Investing, thy fame shall be
Invested in every fallow Dame
Daring more on seeing thee.
Lacunate symphysis, of wonder
Possessing, glad discovery,
Possessed by any accomplished knave
Who smiles his fait accompli.
Conjugal symbiosis, burgeon
Desiring, and anon shall be
Desired of disheartened, sonless halls,
Where Hope dares a scion see.
Menopause's menno mosso re-
Membering, best to be dis-
Membered, discarded pieces heaped,
Than let Time condemn to this.
Insentient paps, useless, decades past
Withering misuse, to mold
Withered thirsty wastelands sere and dry...
Left to wait, their story told.
--Don Juan de Feu
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