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Medium Man

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Below is the poem entitled Medium Man which was written by poet Anthony Slausen. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Medium Man

chooses his medium and tools carefully:
it's oil and sable promises today,
he lays it on thick,
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 reads 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,
he buzzard hops away
takes to the sky
circles above
searching for another pair of wide soft eyes:
chooses his medium fit the deed
today its 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 
waits till her ashes cool
he inhales some, puts the rest in a mason jar,
in his trophy case
...proclaims victory
slithers away...
chooses his medium carefully
today its his stained glass smile....
his mirage of heaven
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 poison winds...
he dons a cape and crown of dying doves,
which have since turned from white to red.
he lounges around buffing his trophies
he chooses his medium carefully...

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 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: 9/29/2013 12:01:00 PM
    soupmail in a min :)

  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

  1. Date: 9/27/2013 2:50:00 PM
    Goodness, Anthony, I can see you've been working on this really came out magnificent. hugs, Catie :)

  1. Date: 9/26/2013 3:35:00 PM
    hmmm....interesting poem, Anthony. Bird Man of the Clay Heart...hmmm...there are many great lines in this one, Anthony. Excellent poem. hugs, Catie :)

    Lindsey Avatar Catie Lindsey
    Date: 9/26/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I like the title too :) It works perfectly :)