Roma ~ la 8 1/2 switch
Bold lines, forceably leading you about my immensity - only first a thought!
The ancient seat of global power and might - who could have been grander?
Who's lines extended further harsher in might
to extend as where I see From the seat of Caesar
I extend beyond the sight
of my generals
I stretch my arm in all directions
and that is where I sit
who shall defy me?
The ancient city I've seen it
underneath its cobblestone
its aqueducts, unlit and flowing where I direct it
The Chimera screams in the Etruscan night, and the stars respond
Awake, Arezzo! Alight themselves in the grace of dark, slick marble
It's claws tear at the earth
Then Caesar came and tempered the beast and commanded it to still
And built it's roads and parapets upon it
Who is mightier than me?
Who commands all of this - Rome!