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What Remains

(Statues and Monuments)

by Jean Jones


What remains?
The pyramids, the oceans, the mountains, and the moon.

After the Roman Empire and the breakup of the British Empire,
what remains?

The pyramids, the oceans, the mountains, and the moon.

The rest lie buried in ashes, and decaying statues
and as the living decide what to do with those statues,

the question is asked, "What remains?"

The answer is the same:

The pyramids, the oceans, the mountains, and the moon.
The rest lie buried in ashes and decaying statues


2017 Jean Jones

Jean Jones teaches English as a Second Language Basic Skills for Cape Fear Community College. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio and has a book of poems available on Amazon.com entitled Beyond Good and Evil. He has had poems published in Aphelion as well as Horror Zine online.

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