These Have Been
The ancient heroes stay forever.
Sweeney flies through endless seasons
of These Have Been some of the
Allowing for lapses and oversight
Challenges and triumphs overnight
The gray and simple destiny
Will always come
And arriving have its will
But only on arrival,
Belay, efface, before arrival.
History, that determined bitch,
The constant medievalist
Pursues the fertile voyages
To no effect.
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