The Fate of One,Luis Montero,Plantation Worker

Luis Montero suffered
and few knew of it;
arthiritis denied him
the athleticism needed
for track and field;
exposure to much
heat and dust
denied him the voice
needed for the stage;
Luis Montero suffered
and in doing so vouchedsafe
the glories of others in Mexico City,
and in the productions of Arthur Miller;
Luis Montero inhabited
the living obituary
of the coffee plantation
which bound him inextricably
to those he could never be –
the feted athlete,the renowned actor –
tasting the freshly ground coffee,
remarking as to its expensive purchase
from that Knightsbridge store.

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