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Piled corpses
like cards
rings, shards, bracelets
far from Assyrian eyes
in the latest captivity
a doomed conquest
of such affliction
the murderers now ghosts
in the captive houses
with fancy cigars
and draped with diamonds
furs, jewels, feathers
their army uniforms put away
though when no one is looking
like an inflamed larnyx
proclaiming they are still king.