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


The city of Concepcion,
its physical parameters circum-
scribed by conjectural development,
its identity arrived at through
an intricate labyrinth of
historically determined steps;
At its heart the dominant
Plaza of the Conquistadors
abutted by an inspiring
Madre de Dios Cathedral,
lending a certain gravitas to
an otherwise lacklustre civic space;
And in the Plaza's geometric centre,
a benignly neglected equestrian
statue of Concepcion's Founder,
the breastplated and intensely proud
The Duke Juan Aguila-Alvarez;
the barely legible inscription
at the base of " A.D.1543 "
obscured by an injudicious
accretion of plentiful guano
nourishing for agrarian soil,
but not for civic masonry.


He saw you there,
there in the magazine
there on stage
there on the screen;
in black
in white,
you filled his eyes
sparkled and dazzled them;
your form,
your shape
so casually,lazily
represented as if
painted by Michaelangelo
in an Age of beauty and mystery;
he sees you now
leaving your fancy apartment
on the Boulevard Saint Michel,
you are alone,
you are pristine,
you are immaculate;

he reaches for
the syringe
steps out to meet you.

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