Monday, January 14, 2013

Kings in the Grass/Queens in the Slab


A divinity that is affection 
Searching for perfection in man 
Child-bearing hips 
Ass like a full moon 
So thirsty 
Sippin' cyanide 
Poisoned by 
The beauty of the beholder 
That lies in the belly 
Sorta like survival of the fittest
Fattest thighs, fitted jeans 
Barely tapering to the waist 
Taken in at the seams 
Like inhaling and taking a 
Long, slender finger 
To the back of the throat 
Bypassing glory 



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27 comments:

Brian Miller said...

dang...finger to the back of the throat bypassing glory...beauty is...a dangerous buisness and at the end of the day you have to wonder if its worth it...

Brian Miller said...

great to see you writing again...

Joseph Hesch said...

Brian's right. I've missed you and that voice, AD.

With this, back and better than ever.

Natasha Head said...

sippin' cyanide...that's so funny..I had a modern day poison apple tale I debated on posting..your descriptors are fantastic, Anthony...fierce and strong...I always leaved pumped up and inspired to try to match that power...always awesome to read your work...been far too long!

Claudia said...

oh dang..we just talked about anorexia and bulimie with my girls this evening...it's sad how much weight we put on looks..

Awdures said...

Some women look better with some of that weight in the right place ;) Curvy and proud. Thought provoking write hun, nice to see you writing again!

Wolfsrosebud said...

so many ways a person can destroy themselves

mrs mediocrity said...

Bypassing glory... great write, I always love your punch in the gut style, wielding the power of words to drive your point home.
Such a sad truth about the world we live in.

Frank Watson said...

"sippin' cyanide" -- awesome line, tight flow

ayala said...

.finger to the back of the throat bypassing glory...very cool write!

Alex Dissing said...

"Bypassing glory"... what a great way to end it. It's too bad, sad, how many people substitute temporary highs for permanent lows.

It's nice to read your work again, Anthony.

rumoursofrhyme said...

Powerful writing about a tragic subject.

The Linnet said...

Wow, this is a punch in the gut write. A great write but hits where it hurts.

Maybe they should put it on the school reading list, it might just do some good.

Kim Nelson said...

I sensed a keen appreciation for the curvy. This is a pov that needs to be enhanced and amplified!

http://www.kimnelsonwrites.com/2013/01/15/chilling/

Gretchen Leary said...

Wow. This is an amazing poem. The ending made me swallow very very hard. Fantastic flow.

Jennifer Ratcliffe said...

This is horrific and terrific at the same time. Really powerful x

tatiusdarksong said...

sipping cyanide, bypassing glory strong point

Dana Dampier said...

How we view weight is a real problem... you addressed it beautifully.

Arron Shilling said...


A true cocktail of sweet mayhem,
gurgling the cyanide and swilling on

the fittest
Fattest thighs

Child-bearing hips
Ass like a full moon

a bubblebutt for a boot (trunk) huh?

sounds like my kinda ride! . . .

wicked and vivid similes fizz
and animate the page

bubble butt kicked aliscious!!! :)



Aidz Giannini said...

Slender in words that swept across my eyes, wicked scribe

1emeraldcity said...

Raw, scary, beautiful!

Beth Winter said...

In my opinion, the starvation look is sad. It is too bad that so many look in the mirror and see flaws. Bypassing glory... Powerful write, Anthony

zongrik said...

those child bearing hips -> nature says this is the one to procreate with, and advertising says take the skinny ironing board girl!!! what a conflict!!

vespertinesymphony said...

Women...would be happier if they were taught more effectively to value the mind more than the body, tough in this world of mass sexualized media.

Matteo Spinetti said...

excellent poetry, these are arguments
important that affect the reader.

emmett wheatfall said...

Incredible lines of verse man. So many in one poem. A tight write.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Excellent and amazing poetry sir.