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Buddha-Pest (in memory of Billy Collins)
Since each day is another nail on our coffins
why worry about old paint?

Even children & fools know
practice makes the Master.

And yes –
Night watchmen sometimes die
even in broad daylight.

Since you’ve already passed away
& rest in distant lands,
why waste time in rabbit holes
when you can watch
3D-CG video streams on demand?

Besides, how many blue tickets to nowhere are needed
to stop the Soviet-Nazi-Habsburg-Tatar-Hun invaders
(and I haven’t even mentioned the Rumanians or Czechs)?

The truth is
there are no witches –
in the labyrinths under Buda Castle.

Alas – in the ruins of Aquincum –
where Szemlőhegy's Cave can be found
the sands of time merely drip, drip, drip…