Poems of the Week

Boom and Bust

by Alex Steelsmith

β€œAn ancient Roman bust… missing for decades,” bought “from a Texas Goodwill for under $40”
is “believed to depict Roman commander Drusus Germanicus.”
β€”USA Today

Prominent, dominant
Drusus Germanicus
once ordered legions to
conquer new lands

far from the shores of the
Now forty dollars is
all he commands.