Where is Athens these days, anyway?
Of course, there are symposia of a sort
in a few dozen common business oriented
language, high finance spoken between
the manicured waiter/wait person and the
american express/diners club second or so
martini and crispy cobb salad restaurants.
But that's not the point.

And of course, there are academies
of a sort, where the cerebral DNA is tabula
rasa for sketching on, cellular electrochips.
No spirit, so no inspiration,
no logos. An advanced paleological
biological data processor. Profanity.

Not much is said about philosophy at
the grocery store. Universal product code.
Wisdom, she's not loved.

Where is Athens these days, anyway?
Whom should I ask? The sons of Israel
or of Boccaccio?


Michael Webb

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