What if you didn’t
grow up with TV,
radio, or anything
lightning (and firefly)?
You’d read if you could,
train physically, play, write (if able),
speak, perform at the theater and home.
You’d ponder, drink wine, feast plenty, consult oracles,
engage in blood-thirsty politics, civil war,
cult religion, human sacrifice,
you’d avoid proscription,
attend circuses and gladiatorial games,
puke in a vomitorium, be real stoic
and long for Jesus.