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Ars brevis The Parthenon's in ruins! Brother! Come! Look! See! Nothing's safe on this unhallowed earth. Nothing's sacred in eternity. Once it was a temple. (The Greeks killed Socrates.) Then it was a sanctuary For some deities That it never was constructed for. Then it held a stockpile of munitions That ultimately blew it into ruins. The columns now are broken, Beautiful, remembered. Once it stood a symbol, Glorious, sublime, But now it shattered stands. My tender love, not even art endures.