When Caesar Crossed the Rubicon

When Caesar crossed the Rubicon
it was but a tiny river, a stream
but to add a metaphor, the game was on
and not all was as it would seem.
Only afterward did we know what was revealed
and what was then known —
that Rome’s fate was inevitably sealed.
The war was won but the republic soon gone
and Caesar dead beside his throne.
And so, “Has the Rubicon been crossed,” we ask,
“and what of our dear republic?”
Let us pray the die has not been cast
(to add but another)
and that our home is made of fabric tougher
that will last and last and last.

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