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Are Beautiful Things Best



Are beautiful things best
on display, or guarded in the dragon's pile?
For it is certain people will destroy
them, given access and time.
And though they will call this destruction
appreciation, still, the beautiful thing
will be gone, and, in a moment,
the vandals will be gone too,
and the world, and the dragon,
permanently impoverished.

All poems are written and copyrighted by Michael C. Rush.
None may be republished or repurposed without permission.