Higher Ground



Higher Ground


The stones

of the Acropolis

Are mighty stones,
Weighty stones


Some cracked,

Some stained


Stones of time, tribute

Majesty and merit,


Blue-gray stones set

Above the sea


Above the hill,

And then the world.


They are like

what we imagine

Eternity might be:


Immovable, Dense


yet contained.


Blue-gray stones 

Set above the world

To remind us,


That empire has flown,

Is fleeting.


Gil Hoy


Gil Hoy is a Boston poet and trial lawyer who studied poetry at Boston University through its Evergreen program.  Hoy received a B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Boston University, an M.A. in Government from Georgetown University, and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.  He served as a Brookline, Massachusetts Selectman for four terms. Hoy’s poetry has appeared (or will be appearing) most recently in Chiron ReviewAriel Chart, Social Justice Poetry, Poetry24, Right Hand Pointing/One Sentence Poems, The Penmen Review, I am not a silent poet, Clark Street Review and The New Verse News.

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