Higher Ground




 

 

Higher Ground

 

The stones

of the Acropolis


Are mighty stones,
Weighty stones

 

Some cracked,

Some stained

 

Stones of time, tribute

Majesty and merit,

 

Blue-gray stones set

Above the sea

 

Above the hill,

And then the world.

 

They are like

what we imagine

Eternity might be:

 

Immovable, Dense

Overflowing

yet contained.

 

Blue-gray stones 

Set above the world

To remind us,

 

That empire has flown,

Is fleeting.

 

Gil Hoy

 

Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and trial lawyer who studied poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program.  Hoy received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared (or will be appearing) most recently in Chiron ReviewAriel Chart, Social Justice Poetry, Poetry24, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, The Penmen Review, I am not a silent poet, Clark Street Review and The New Verse News.

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