The Descent Of Marine Le Pen From The Stratospheric Ocean by Arturo Desimone


From the clouds emerge a fishy shaman
all his fishy friends dressed
in business garb, necklaced ink stones
they plucked from between their toes.
Roquefort blue stolen from the eyes
of a long-dead girl-child
(gypsy denied burial)

what the dead unburied lure
is canine, caniness, jack-wolf,
deceptive species

Marine, Some in my position
would pray to the light of Raphael’s Liberal sexless angels,
or resort to the dogs’ sense of scent
both are too human,
trust only
the light of the fireflies, alien.
From deck of the flying varnished Dutchman
see the faces of the dead-alive.

A nauseating neo- awareness descends

Arturo DesimoneArturo Desimone, Arubian-Argentinian writer and visual artist, was born in 1984 on the island Aruba which he inhabited until the age of 22, when he emigrated to the Netherlands. He is currently based in Argentina while working on a long fiction project about childhoods, diasporas, islands and religion. Desimone’s articles, poetry and short fiction pieces have previously appeared in CounterPunch, Círculo de Poesía(Spanish) Acentos Review, New Orleans Review, DemocraciaAbierta, The Missing Slate and BIM Magazine in the Caribbean.

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