• Vol. 05
  • Chapter 10
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Round One

Circle the city
   outside the walls, inside the walls
  Circle the square
    with tanks and snipers
    Circle the names
       of those who have ever raised voices
       (or even an eyebrow)
        against you
     Circle the books
       in the library for banning and in each book circle
       the words you never want spoken
    Circle the city hall with guards
      and invite your own circle into your sanctum
      to submit their bids for favoured fiefdoms
     in nice round numbers
    ending with many, many zeroes