The truth is this:
My love for you is the only empire
I will ever build.
When it falls
as all empires do,
my career in empire building will be over.
I will retreat to an island.
I will dabble in the vacation-hut industry.
I will skulk about private libraries and public parks.
I will fold the clean clothes.
I will wash the dishes.
I will never again dream of having the whole world.
Love & Relationships
a figure of speech in which words repeat at the beginning of successive clauses, phrases, or sentences
a metaphor that extends through several lines or even an entire poem