Thursday, August 20, 2015

Remembering Catullus

   Embarrassment shudders now across the
   playing fields of Concord, with a spec-
   ulative school tradition in sexual de-
   light seeming to stray into oppressive
   opportunism, as if it were imaginable.
   They'd been so fluent in their Latin.

  How little one knows
  anymore of the world,
  unless naïveté's ex-
  pected. I didn't say,
  decriminalised. Pun-
  ish the unwitted ones,
  with detention in the
  library. Or shall we
  all live out denials
  of our learning?

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