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

Excerpts From A Conversation

Who are you again?
Oh, that’s right!
yes, I remember now;
who, me?
yeah, yeah..
erm, no, you’re thinking about someone else,
no, he was there round about the same time,
yeah, that’s right,
and you?
cancer of the bowel? wow!
no, I.. I’m sorry to hear that?
Me? oh coming up to 30 years..
Department of Work and Pensions, Benefits,
erm, well no, not particularly
I can’t remember ever sanctioning anyone suffering from cancer;
Tens of thousands?  really?
that’s just shocking!
Yeah, I am a Union member..
Oh, I don’t know..
anyhow, nice catching up with you..
see you around again sometime?
***

Salvador Dali (On hearing of his death)

The crying harlequin’s
sculpted tears
empty the ornate fountains,
where flames blind the prophets
who only arise once crowds
give cheer to the
elevation of mountains
at angles seen
only at sunrise
when Alice dreams
of empty fountains
sculpted
by tears.
***


Staring Contest

See the empty pages
staring,
staring back at you
staring as you stare
at them:
All those pages,
empty,void and
blank
waiting for a stroke
of your pen
the cut and thrust
of some intellect and
a little wit;
Scratches on the surface
of the Sun,
etchings on the landscape
of the Moon;
and still you stare at them
whilst they’re staring back
at you,
and you alone
hold the pen.

1 comment :

  1. In 'Excerpts From A Conversation' the racy gestures and talk-styles is indeed a bonanza.

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