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The Plantation The Plantation
by Nikos Laios
2015-04-22 12:06:47
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The Plantation

img_1392_400The
Plantation
Hummed
And
Pulsated
On hot
August
Nights.

A
Sultry
Oasis
Amidst
An urban
Jungle;
Emanating
Humanity
And warmth;
While the
Soothing
Sounds of
Col Porter
Wafted from
The gramophone.

Splashed
With lantanas,
Sipping
Mint juleps
On the porch
Of a plantation
House somewhere
In the grand old
South in my 
White summer
Suit.

As the
Southern
Summer
Serenade
Continued
From time
Immemorial;
Clicking
Cicadas
And
Whirring
Mosquitos
Battling for
Dominance
Amongst the
Scent of
Lemon
Grass.

Removed
From the
Speak-easies
And illicit
Jazz of the
Cities.

Whilst the
Fragrant
Aroma of
Some
Sensuous
Southern
Bell lingers
In the air,
As she
Walks
By In her
Revealing
Silk flapper
Dress;as
Her pearl
Necklace
Jangles
And
Rubs
Against
Her breasts.

Will
The future
Remember
This crazy
Time?

Will
They
Remember
Us when
The white
Columns
Crumble,
And weeds
Overtake
The plantation;
The only
Occupants,
The haunting
Shadows of
The past?

That
There
Was
Once
An age
Which
Hummed
And
Pulsated
With
Passion,
Life and
Lust on
Hot
August
Nights;
Amongst
This
Ancient
Dust.

With
Mint
Juleps
Flowing,
And
Flapper
Girls
Glowing.

When
The world
Was younger
And green.

*************************************************************************

With a digital drawing from Nikos Laios


  
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