I have read of the gullibility of Castillians
and the sanctity your martyrs hold:
these are points that do not escape me,
but I let them moulder all the same.
I have taken note of Caesar and his armies,
of Napoleon and his broken nose.
I swam deep once, to find Atlantis
but it is a fairytale and Plato said so too.
So I wonder what the truth is in these histories.
I am drawn to think that none of it is so.
I am pressed, I think, to try and make my own,
and though there is no difficulty, these days,
in the publishing,
the caring is another matter.