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 Ban on Straw

Reports have come to light
that Camels’ backs
have been broken
by Straw;
So, from tomorrow the government,
following expert scientific advice,
is urging all manufacturers
of straw to cease production
and all consumers of straw
to use alternative materials;
The ban on straw usage will
extend to the tubular pipes
used for drinking and all products
that might include actual straw itself;
The mortality rate amongst
herds of Camels exposed to straw
has reached pandemic proportions
and needs to be reduced;
until then:
members of the public are advised to
stay away from straw of any kind
and keep well away
from anyone using straw
or a straw.
Stay safe.
***


Only Time Will Tell
“This is the Watch
that was broken for you”..
Who forgot to partake of
the sacraments of Time
and found themselves
short of days?
“This is the Time
that was spent for you”..
Days they will never see again,
nor gather unto themselves
those ephemeral moments
spiralling beyond their grasp;
“This is the Watch
that was broken for you”..
And the body of the hours
now broken for them on a platter
so that they might never
have to break the hours again;
“This is the Time
that was spent for you”.
***


A Blank Sheet of Paper
There is a blank sheet of paper,
a sheet of paper with nothing written on it;
but interpretations vary;
Nothing is written there
but people have read different things into it;
Is this the original blank sheet of paper
or a copy?
One has to be sure,
there are so many forgeries about
that even look like the real thing;
Disputes invariably arise as to the intentions
of whoever it was left that
blank sheet of paper to be found;
Some go so far as to question
whether it wasn’t simply discarded
and the discovery of it
merely chance.

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