The Death of Pallas

IN MEMORIAM

to all those who have risked and lost

remember

the gods have left us

to go our own way

to all those who have sailed away

remember

failure is human error and you know why

the gods have gone and left us

and we have gone our own way

to all those countless young men

just like Pallas

just like Palinurus

jut like Polydorus

thought themselves men and were killed like boys

take heart

for the gods are gone and we are left

off Libya

off Rhodes

off Catania

off Crotone

off Lampedusa

off Turkey

off Kos

off Farmakonissi

off Lesbos

he who dares yes of course he who dares

and endless bullshit told to endless young men

propaganda or necessity

Arcadians fight against the young beauty of your premature leader

mothers implore your sons not to cross the ocean

young men accept that dying is easy but living is harder

to all those who have risked and lost or lost and risked

is there not another way

the gods have left us yes

but what point do you have to prove

the point is that I

the point is that we

what exactly is your point

to all those who have risked and lost

hail and farewell

the gods have gone and left us to our own mistakes

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