A sob

A bang

A whimper

All and every end

Empires great and small

Queen Victoria's setting sun

Yours and mine haphazard lust

Fall to the shame of Ozymandias

Buried deep within the sands

Rheumy eyes bemused leer

Gnarled knuckles hover clear

Sipping solemn from the sands of time

Their coast is her big red button

"Hey there, Lolita"