Today his death will be televised The blades reflecting sharp in polished marble Each account will be twisted and stylised Each eye fierce, each desire carnal. The blades reflect sharp in the polished marble His body slumping in prior arrangement His eye fierce, his desire carnal. Hell's own disastrous agent. His body slumps in prior arrangement The crowd assaults his slitted honour Hell's own disastrous agent Recoils in immaculate horror. The crowd assaulted his honour Defiling him with defenestration Recoiled in immaculate horror At his blighted impact mutilation Defiling him with defenestration And in pieces of broken pottery His blighted impact mutilation Scraped up into compound mockery And those pieces of broken pottery That once completed his bust Were scraped up into compound mockery By the hands that undid his trust At once they completed his bust And raised him as hero and villain The hands that undid his trust Complete their unreal but grand vision They raise him as a hero and villain Each account twisted and stylised And complete their unreal but grand vision By ensuring his death was televised.
Gaius Julius Caesar, Roman statesman and military leader, was assassinated today in 44BC.
David Cronenberg, Canadian Filmmaker, was born today in 1943.