Ruins – Kena Sosa

May 7, 2009 § Leave a comment

 

Virginal Spanish graffiti 
On Palenque’s stone walls 
T-shaped windy windows 
For “terminated” or “tortured” 
Wasted wonderland of the past. 
Limestone Castle 
Once the hot property 
Of the blue bloodline 
Ghosts are the only lonely 
Souls That fill your vacancy. 
Rusty American farmhouse 
Hasn’t heard a moo in years 
Wind whistles, metal corrodes. 
Too old and still too young 
To be called art. 
War Memorial 
Stone man stares at me 
Is this what you came for? 
Does it change a damned thing? 
He’s still long dead. 
With grass grown over 
Scarring tourist footprints 
Captured forever in photos 
Without first being asked 
Tasting their maker’s bitter fate. 

 

Virginal Spanish graffiti 

On Palenque’s stone walls 

T-shaped windy windows 

For “terminated” or “tortured” 

Wasted wonderland of the past. 

Limestone Castle 

Once the hot property 

Of the blue bloodline 

Ghosts are the only lonely 

Souls That fill your vacancy. 

Rusty American farmhouse 

Hasn’t heard a moo in years 

Wind whistles, metal corrodes. 

Too old and still too young 

To be called art. 

War Memorial 

Stone man stares at me 

Is this what you came for? 

Does it change a damned thing? 

He’s still long dead. 

With grass grown over 

Scarring tourist footprints 

Captured forever in photos 

Without first being asked 

Tasting their maker’s bitter fate.

 

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Wall - Kelly Jacobi

 

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