A Town Lying in State (Rebooted as A Mexican Interlude 24/10/2019)

its labyrinthine streets
shrouded in cordite
machine-gunned bodies
drape over the fountain,
their sangre lending
a certain hyperbole
to an otherwise
lacklustre afternoon;
The guns’ kinetic burlesque
unrehearsed and inevitable,
exhausted their lives
of possibility;
leaving them mime artists
now without animation,
residue of others’
ulterior motives,
counters spent in
an inexplicable game
where primeval forces
rigorously determine
the fate of unfortunates
and the market price
of certain goods.

(Louis Kasatkin has asserted his Right under the Copyright,Designs&Patents Act 1998 to be identified as the author of this work)

2 thoughts on “A Town Lying in State (Rebooted as A Mexican Interlude 24/10/2019)

  1. Louis Kasatkin Post author

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    The comment (by kelly bella):
    I favorited this–but not because it is beautiful for it is not. It reeks of cruelty and greed and death. It is powerful and it too is brilliant.

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