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Thursday, April 28, 2016

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California-born
but Hollywood-fed,
Moskowitz
loves to create.

His defiant, contrary
iconoclasm remains
his preemptive
defense against rejection.

His modesty prevents him
from self-identification
as an artist;
his ego deludes him
into foisting his therapy
onto an unsuspecting world
and calling it art.

He is a married,
Mexican,
post-theistic
Christian
existentialist.

[Written in response to Kelli Simpson's prompt at Words Count with Mama Zen at Real Toads. ]

18 comments:

  1. Your second and third stanzas make me smile. :)

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  2. all that and more - I'd be willing to bet

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  3. This made me laugh out loud, Mosk. Just outstanding.

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  4. I think a lot of us can identify with that third stanza :D

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  5. It's taken me a long time to call myself a poet. You may not call yourself an artist, but that does not change the fact that you are one.

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  6. An interesting man,,,thanks so much for the introduction,,"his preemptive defence against rejection", I can relate to those words,,,

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  7. Simply great... and yes we are poets and have things in common... easy to relate to most except the mexican...

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  8. Love that second stanza :D

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  9. California born, this girl loves this. My favorite lines:

    his ego deludes him
    into foisting his therapy
    onto an unsuspecting world
    and calling it art

    Oh, yeah.

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  10. I like the flow of this piece. The short lines made the words stand out more. Well done.

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  11. Your third stanza had me nodding...I wonder how many of us feel this way! I love your bio, Mosk!

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  12. Oh, I like the sound of him! I'd read that book for sure.

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  13. "his ego deludes him
    into foisting his therapy
    onto an unsuspecting world
    and calling it art"

    Ha. :)

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  14. Wow, what an interesting mixture you are - as are we all, if we stop to analyse.

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  15. Lots of grunt and flourish in this one. A smiler.

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  16. I could sit around a fire with your first stanza and tell each other stories for days and days and nights... Love it.

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  17. That's quite a moniker, and an interesting self portrait

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  18. Really like this. Self-awareness is a powerful thing.

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