Thursday, June 9, 2011


The origin of personal SoHo:

Brick surgical table
Dissecting the weirdo
Injecting metaphors
Until the patients are stable
Sewing poetic statements
Into blisters on open sores
The heart of the vehement
Anticipating a war
A cultural pulse that pumps 
Blood to the brain
The message usually taken down 
By the Lord's name in vain
Juxtaposed between the body 
Of a misfit and the spine 
Of an evil bastard
With a mind full of shit

©2011 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

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Brian Miller said...

sewing statements in open sores, nice...cranked it up those last couple lines man.

good job over at osp today...

Jinksy said...

Brick surgical table
Dissecting the weirdo
Injecting metaphors
Until the patients are stable

Such a great opening, following the prompt photo to a T!

Anonymous said...

I'd love to hear you read this aloud. It is an interesting well constructed piece that resonates.

Pat Hatt said...

Damn you didn't take any crap with this lap
Most have fallen into the lord's name in vain trap
Like how you just pulled no punches at the end
Stating it how it is and just hitting send

Anonymous said...

I loved the end too. And I liked the dissecting the weirdo. Is it a weirdo dissecting a weirdo?

HyperCRYPTICal said...

This is very impressive - bravo!

Anna :o]

moondustwriter said...

My daughter just finished a production of Jekyll / Hyde and I heard him in the background
This was true to your form - dark

Thanks for keeping an eye on the spray paint
Been watching freight trains go by and I want to photograph some gr8 art

Anonymous said...

"Sewing poetic statements"
brilliant! love the whole poem.

Lolamouse said...

Wow. I was truly impressed by the raw intensity of your piece. It was the poetic equivalent of graffiti. Well done!

emily wierenga said...

wow. a juxtaposition of jagged, powerful thoughts... thank you.

Leslie said...

as someone who's been on the surgical table too many times to count, i think you captured the "operating room" metaphor quite well...

hesbon said...

This is fantastic. thanks for the lovely work