Beware the Ides of September
which aren’t actually on the 15th
plus the whole idea of Ides is based on a calendar
we no longer use
the Ides of September were on the 13th
and no one even got stabbed
as far as I know
which isn’t very far
as I am writing a poem about the Ides of September
two days too late
not that it even works at all
in the Julian calendar
and excuse me very much
but what is all the fuss over Ides anyway
if they are basically nonsense now
that the Roman calendar is (long) defunct
Plus no one knows the word
except in connection with Julius Caesar’s death
so I have absolutely no idea
why I keep going on about it

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