This Old Man

There is an old man
stuck to my wall
an old man
with an apple for a face
such a meaningful metaphor
about things
such a meaningful substitute
for meaning

Worship the old man
little antelope child
treat him like
that guy in the supermarket who
always throws grapes at the
clerks for some reaon
treat him like
truth and beauty

I cannot look at you
old man stuck to my wall
for you remind me of fillings
and the inevitable fall of empires

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