Carthaginians in a siege
two hundred boys to Kronos.
O Babylon, O Phoenicia!
Your infidelity makes you
worse than whores
because even prostitutes get
You pay lovers to lie with you,
building temples of skinny on the big screen:
Fathers who destroy their sons,
mothers who set wolves on daughters;
As Milton turns in his grave,
Ginsberg tapdances at 1010 Montgomery Ave,
and Nietzsche spends his last years,
insane, howling, and alone.
© Alicia Khoo
Singapore, March 2013