Poem – Action Paint Stripper (By David Russell)
Action Paint Stripper
He did it:
Bared around as a torn poster –
Slashed in irrigation, blatant in life.
Squeezing out worms, slugs
And snakes ablaze;
All burst to flood
Then blended underlay –
A laminated rainbow.
His luminescence crossed exposure’s edge;
Flesh writhed erogenous,
Prime canvas scrubbed.
Paint frames contorted
To every edge and corner,
Rose to a shining swell –
Over he jumped – my razor bleep of terror.
Treading on sound’s soil,
A clogged, bunged, throbbing dub,
Whence life’s six oozing hues.
David Russell was born in 1940. Resident in the UK. Writer of poetry, literary criticism, speculative fiction and romance. Main poetry collection Prickling Counterpoints (1998); poems published in online International Times. Main speculative works High Wired On (2002); Rock Bottom (2005). Translation of Spanish epic La Araucana, Amazon 2013. Romances: Self’s Blossom; Explorations; Further Explorations; Therapy Rapture; Darlene, An Ecstatic Rendezvous (all pub Extasy (Devine Destinies). Singer-songwriter/guitarist. Main CD albums Bacteria Shrapnel and Kaleidoscope Concentrate. Many tracks on You Tube.
This poem is part of the complete collection; Speculum: Collected Poetry and Prose, by David Russell.
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