living literary paths
Voltaire facing off Rosseau
under the Louvre
the old juxtaposed
reflected in the new
who needs Mona Lisa
bones of a time long before
lie beneath Paris' floor
"arrete! C'est L'Empire de la morte!"
oh what stories the dead could tell
they'd assure us that they weren't in hell
windy stair cases
what a treat!
wining and dining
steak tartare in ...
following the footsteps of Sartre in cafés
making out conversations all day...
waiters bustling inside
outside dinners chattering away
the time... sublime
following Hemingway in "A Moveable Feast"
finding Wilde in Pere Lachaise
Jim Morrison's resting place
among the silence of those no more
an unbroken peace of those before
we still adore...