Infinity Pool (an Ekphrastic Villanelle)
The sun averts its gaze from this décor–
cerulean pools impressed on nylon shades.
Yet here, in paradise, we want for more.
Greenhouse emissions burn us to our core,
but luxury’s temptation rarely fades;
the sun averts its gaze from this décor.
Pink neon paint jobs decorate the shore:
flamingo roads, abandoned soul parades…
yet, here in paradise we want for more.
More sex, more wealth, more idols to adore,
anointed gloss of silicone brocades;
the sun averts its gaze from this décor
of polyurethane and ethnic war.
Our temple doors enhanced with colonnades,
yet, here in paradise, we want for more
while nature waits, bitter revenge in store
for selfish waste of gifted promenades.
The sun averts its gaze from this décor
yet here, in paradise. We want for more.
Renzo Del Castillo
Renzo Del Castillo was born in Lima, Peru. He came over to the United States as a child in order to further his education. Mr. Del Castillo graduated from the University of Florida with a B.A. in English specializing in Victorian Literature and an M.A. in Mass Communications specializing in Intercultural Communications. He has spent the last 10 years working in the healthcare industry as an IT professional. Mr. Del Castillo is an aspiring poet, essayist, and author; he has been published in Literary Yard and The Acentos Review with upcoming publications in Uppagus and the Scarlet Leaf Review. His Instagram handle is @elrenz.
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