Loss ( Rebooted 20 August 2018 )

Eyes gaze

at the Meissen

cup and saucer,

white like the

exquisite Flemish

lace covering the

polished teak table

where fingers drum

on a yellowing

book cover;

inside on pages

sepia words crumble

like dried bones,

and the eyes

that once sought

after them

for meaning,

now gaze



at someone’s fingers

drumming on a

yellowing book cover

drumming their

own retreat

from philosophy

that long ago


and longer ago

was forgotten,



on the polished

teak table

covered by

exquisite Flemish lace,


like the Meissen

saucer and cup.

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

2 thoughts on “Loss ( Rebooted 20 August 2018 )

  1. lokesh roy

    ‘Loss’ is profitable , the “fingers drumming on a yellowing book cover” notwithstanding .


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