C-ing History

by Gary Hardaway

Convene, conspire, contend,
and conquer. Cull concubines.
Consign the rest to corpses
and contagion. Copulate.

Confabulate. Count and correlate.
Command consensus
and control commerce.
Consolidate, commemorate.

Collude, contaminate.
Corrupt, complacent.
Circumscribe communication.
Conjure calamity and calamity comes.

Collaborate with conquerors,
contemptuous. Constrain
complaints. Cooperate,
co-opted, and collapse.