In the valley of mirrors

I think Ptolemy
was fond of me
and I,
a Pharisee
from some distant
geography
travelled willingly
to give gifts to the
ancient Greek.
 
In Alexandria,
she
beside the fallen arches
where the goddesses held
once a court
 
it’s the forgotten and
the infamous
that let me pass
away.

© 2017, John Smallshaw.