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"Once a Military Wonderland"- from The Ruby of the Universe
- Dan Lukiv

this poem is from The Ruby of the Universe. The title is taken from a line in the final poem, and all of them explore themes related to war. click here to read the others.


Once a Military Wonderland

Jezreel, desolate-
Layered in earth and
Bone,
Hid Nabothís blood,
Fed dogs
Jezebelís torso,
Gave Elijah lungs
To condemn,
Boasted Ahabís 70
Heads
In two piles by the city
Gate.

Jezreel, unearthed by spade,
Of the Iron Age,
Dry moat,
And great walls.

Jezreel gone
Like Ozymandias,
Solomon too.


Dan Lukiv is a writer, educator, and frequent contributor to canadian content.
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