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Medium Man

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Medium Man

He 
chooses his medium and tools carefully:
it's oil and sable promises today
he lays it on thick
haphazardly
he folds then unfolds the unframed canvas many times
into the shape of a woman
squeezing out her dignity, 
then reads what's left behind...
(his flavor of voodoo)
he fondles her entrails
shakes her bones
that spill into the shape of.. "a little less than yesterday"
picked over prey
he frames her
hangs her in his fun house tilted mind,
then buzzard hops away
takes to the sky
circles above
searching for another pair of wide soft eyes.

He 
chooses his medium carefully...to fit the deed
today it's his black clay heart
that changes shape,
from a soft nest, to cold cackling cage...
the bunny takes the musky bait
he spits gasoline on the bars
runs his metal talon against a dying star
she ignites 
he 
waits till her ashes cool
 inhales his perfume some, puts the rest in a mason jar,
" his trophy case"
...proclaims victory
slithers away...

He 
chooses his medium carefully
today its his stained glass smile....
"his heavenly mirage",
a magnet for she doves
which fly into it, heart first, 
are diced with shards from a toxic rainbow,
but there is no gold at the end
only hollow caves and poisoned winds...
he dons a cape and crown of dying doves,
which have since turned from white to red.
he lounges around buffing his trophies with split tongue.

He chooses his medium carefully...

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this poem is not about anyone in particular,
its just what I have often observed

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  1. Date: 3/10/2014 12:03:00 PM
    This took several readings......you have a depth beyond most of us, that isn't fully appreciated. It should be showcased more often, for you are better than most of us who try to come even close, but can't. Excellent once again...

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 5:13:00 PM
    Anthony, a very deep and profound poem, well done and thank you so much for my placement in your Treasure Chest contest, I am very honoured. Constance