Today I visited the Museum of Science Boston for the Pompeii exhibit. The plaster casts of the bodies they excavated touched me the most. (Especially the top image of a man, reaching toward a woman during their final moments alive in Pompeii).

Vesuvius
The tragic oath

For you have destroyed 
With the elegant smoke

Oracle, I’ve fallen at last
But they were the feast
Of a permanent blast

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