Death Sentence
Plato the ancient
warns of composing verses
while Socrates contemplates
his own artistic death
for which he has many words.

To hell with art; she has many rules
and too many lovers; 
for a philosopher in protest
of the divine furor she craves.
And also the fuhrer 
to whom she is betrothed
and depraved.

There are many poisons
in Greek medicine,
Opiates more fair than Panaceia
And three hours to die by oath.
© Jobé 2020