Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Victorian black velvet laid across the stage
Woman with wide brim gainsborough  
Style hat walks over to the spotlight
The highest dollar of the highest paid supplier
Got rewarded with exposure
Double negatives of film grace the woman
Just covering her body 
And landing in menstrual blood
Her amour-propre was in the audience
Buried deeper with every standing ovation
White theatre gloves wipe the dust
From the front row seats
Women's ghosts surround her as she
Masturbates for the spectators in heat
They look deep inside her pulsating walls
And confined their hatred in her disgrace
Pounding and moaning bathed in humility
As she approaches climax
The steel dildo was a mirror
That shined light on every disgusted face
Unveiling her temple her palace her castle


© 2010 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Eric Alder said...

What price vanity, much less dignity? Vivid imagery here, Anthony... you see the ghosts.

dustus said...

Very strong visuals and message.

Dulce said...

oh my... this is... this... is...
Just what it is, a rare piece... Olé your imagination.

Claudia said...

i agree with adam - very strong visuals and message - made me stop breathing for a moment

Anonymous said...

Oh my.

Beachanny said...

Chilling..a view of how culture and human dignity can deteriorate. Strong stuff Anthony...very strong stuff.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Validating oneself with the opinion of others. A very well written and brave write. Fantastic title and I love the use of the phrase amour-propre. I'll be returning to read this again.

hedgewitch said...

Excellent finish to this, but the whole poem is well built and strong. Medium is the message, eh?

Cor said...

I agree with the others, a very strong write with a powerful message. Thanks for sharing.

Brian Miller said...

chop...you rocked this...tight write, strong. brilliant one shot!

Mama Zen said...


Carrie Burtt said...

What a message....brilliantly written....great writing Anthony!

Anonymous said...

Damn...just...damn. Forgive the language - but, wow. Potent, striking piece with a visual progression that left me speechless. It hits hard and deep with vivid poise, and without ever faltering once in its powerful message. Grips you right from the start and doesn't let go.

Anonymous said...

the hollow death that consumes the mind

Steve Isaak said...

Strong imagery, flow.

rToady said...

Interesting piece... imagery of the steel dildo as mirror is great. The end falls flat into a silly cliche, though, very anticlimactic after what came before. I'll bet you can find a more interesting way of ending this.

Anonymous said...

Already commented here, I know...but I just wanted to say, Happy New Year to you and all the best for you and your writing in the year to come!

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Shigune Matsui said...

Cool! Here's mine http://thelunaticsdiary.blogspot.com