Poetry: Louis Kasatkin

By Louis Kasatkin

Louis is editorial administrator at www.DestinyPoets.co.uk and founder of Destiny Poets and in his spare time is a civic, community, political activist, blogger and general nuisance to the status quo!
 Louis Kasatkin

Coffee Table

Giant,
glossy,
glamorous
coffee table magazines,
with those portraiture pictures
that capture those
" just so " glances,
contemplative
meditative,
with that pristine air
of purposeful confidence,
of a knowing what lies ahead;
and the apparel just so,
the complexion just so,
hair, eyes, nose and teeth just so,
of shop window dummies
playing at being us.

Accident & Emergency

They're waiting for you ,
they're waiting for you to die ,
but not on their shift ;
They don't fancy doing the paperwork
that you dying on their shift entails ;
They have tests to run ,
degrees to measure ,
percentages to ascertain ;
First you must be disempowered ,
brought under their stewardship ,
critical reasoning has to be set aside ,
so that you can be
assigned ,consigned ,designed
to fit in with their industrial logic ;
They're waiting for you ,
to consent to your incarceration ,
so that they can transform you
into one of their votive offerings ,
on one of their altars dedicated
to their idols of weakness and incapacity ;
Should you feel strongly enough
the urge to discharge yourself ,
and you go ahead and do just that ,
They'll still be waiting for you ,
waiting for you.....

2 comments :

  1. Accident and Emergency is one of the most powerful poems I have read in a long time. The medical community here in the US is on "speed dial". It is a shame because some of them are quite capable and caring but are also trapped in a frayed system.

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  2. Thank you for taking the time to share your views.

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