The Disappearance of Eduardo Gomez

In the year of the death of Eduardo Gomez,
he abandoned those routines and metaphors
to which others had become accustomed:
absconding without paying
he left his life vacant.
The Patrones,crippled intellects,stranded
on the axis of meaning mused over
his debts at the baccarat table
and considered them inauspicious;
Perhaps it was all a ploy,
simply that,an elegant trompe l’oeil,
an adjective that describes deceit
but cannot apprehend it;
without “corpus” there can be
no “habeas” and without the
corporeality of Eduardo Gomez there
is only the year of his death and
the strangely mute “vacancy” sign
spluttering neon pink.

2 thoughts on “The Disappearance of Eduardo Gomez

    1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

      Your comments and observations are always welcome Gopal. “Eduardo Gomez” is one of a series of similarly themed poems exploring the notions of fate and determinism,as a poetic “homage” to Borges and other Latin American writers. ” Maria Alvarez” and “Luis Montero” (posted recently,as you know) are just 2 more of a number “trapped in their own labyrinth”,labyrinth being a favoured metaphor of the blind Librarian himself,Borges.

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