Statue ( Rebooted as The Statue 18 June 2018 )

The city of Concepcion,

its physical parameters circum-

scribed by conjectural development,

its identity arrived at through

an intricate labyrinth of

historically determined steps;

At its heart the dominant

Plaza of the Conquistadors

abutted by an inspiring

Madre de Dios Cathedral,

lending a certain gravitas to

an otherwise lacklustre civic space;

And in the Plaza’s geometric centre,

a benignly neglected equestrian

statue of Concepcion’s Founder,

the breastplated and intensely proud

The Duke Juan Aguila-Alvarez;

the barely legible inscription

at the base of ” A.D.1543 ”

obscured by an injudicious

accretion of plentiful guano

nourishing for agrarian soil,

but not for civic masonry.

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    The comment (by kelly bella):

    I’m sorry. I can’t really comment intelligently on this. I can’t help it though. Tis all your fault. I’m having a fit of schoolgirl giggles. To go to a faraway place and see a faraway sight and to be overwhelned poetically to write of bird do-do obscuring the inscription of an ancient statue. Demand a refund, you’ve been robbed.

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