Poetry Corner: “Downtown Treblinka”

Downtown Treblinka

hemmed into hamlets by the awesome guardposts
the weary beaten stagger
into black Calcuttian holes
to be transported to prosperous futility
whisked by gleaming publicly funded expense
only marred by the spots of the unhappily assimilated
broken only by their black boots
stomped through lack of humanity
or lined up on the wall of advanced humility
or
cutthroat bestiality
experimented on by clever wizards
soothed by taxed juices and coloured flashes
that numb
and bring “round the clock relief”
to the voluntary prisoners
and arthritic stricken

Robert K. Stephen

Published by Robert K Sephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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