Greeks bearing gifts

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N.N. Trakakis

Sadly
I now depart.
Tonight we said our Goodbyes
my farewell gifted
as a discourse on Truth
which you, beloved truth-seekers
___ and truth-creators
received in great gratitude
inciting veritable drinks and disputations
___ while my theology was getting thinner and thinner
______ and jousts and rejoinders
___ that my theory is not crazy enough to be true
following the time-honoured quodlibet
practiced pleasurable on these hallowed grounds
over thousands of years
through lustrous autumn days
and long into glorious moonlit nights.

N.N. Trakakis
poetry collection “Clearings”
2011