Post-Soviet

The Tank stands
on its crumbling concrete plinth,
waiting
for someone to come
and take a photograph,
waiting
for someone to remember
what the Tank stood for;
Abandoning his small deal table
replete with the usual trinkets
the War Veteran begins
painfully,hesitantly
to publicly recount
a once popular history,
not everyone stops to listen;
It is a Friday
and quite a lot need to get home early.

(Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents Act 1988 to be identified as the author of this work)

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