Take 2: Because Every Transformer Needs Hummingbirds in its Crotch: Poem on a Theme by Tony Hoagland (after Dean Young after Koss after)

by | Stop Making Sense 2 - Day 2

I have a big DECEPTICON.
Most ANIMAL RITUAL goes into it.
Destroyer god with one thousand INTERCHANGABLE PENISES
and center of SNAILS.
Gigantic ENIGMATIC TRANSFORMER.
I’m sure glad I’m not trying to pass through airport security
with this big ACTION FIGURE.
Those of you who also have ACTION FIGURES
may call them NECESSARY
but you are UNDERESTIMATING the word.
I suppose I could CHASE) after OPTIMUS PRIME if I had to,
I could probably do some SELF CONFIGURING if I must,
but having a big ACTION FIGURE
makes you feel like there’s not much else for you to do
except PLAY WITH the big ACTION FIGURE!
The PLOTS of which vary from
the DESTRUCTION of civilization (figurative)
to intercourse (literal) with the harmonic half of CYBERTRONIAN SISTERS
in the middle is MEGATRON’S oeuvre
excluding the BRIEF BAPTISMAL period.
Also it must be admitted
some pretty messed-up behavior
which is the foundation of many video games
society WON’T be COD PIECE-BUNCHED about
but I submit TO the result
of the suppression of the ACTION FIGURES’ beauteous expression
by the UNENLIGHTENED
than any specifically ADULT PROPRIETIES.
Indeed, an ACTION FIGURE, if not usually a sign of VIRILITY,
neither is it necessarily a DISTILLATION of PASTEL rage.
Some MAMMALS have bigger ACTION FIGURES than I after all.
So if you want to campaign against RORSCHACH testing on laboratory
CHIMPS,
don’t ask a big MEGATRON.
But knocking down A GRAZING COW? You bet!
Maybe there’s a CONCRETE PASTURE out there worth a look-see.
Hey, there’s AN ACTION FIGURE in a tree.
CUB SCOUTS had prepared this PLASTIC visitor
for its ENVIRONMENTALLY INCONGRUOUS activity
by installing gaskets and cushions and HUMMING BIRDS in its PELVIS
to avoid SOCIETAL damage.
Wow, look at that ACTION FIGURE go!
Providence AND ITS BOUNDLESS LANDFILL AWAIT us all.

4 Comments

  1. Robert Vaughan

    Hi Koss, love take 2- redaction can become infectious, right? I love playing in the realm of re-do. It’s akin to editing in a sense, but even more fun to do it to another source material. Adds another “level.” In Day Two prompts, there is a link to a journal that is called Redactions Magazine (I think, possibly Redacted Journal?) https://redactions.com/default.asp Have you considered sending some of your Action Figure Redaction pieces to them? I have never submitted to them but have read many of their issues!!!

  2. Koss Just Koss

    Thank you Robert and for the link reminder! No, I haven’t checked it out yet but will. I’m sitting here almost overwhelmed at all the action figure poems I might write, but also, cabbage patch invasions, and Kidrobot Munny and Godzilla anomalies.

  3. Roberta Beary

    I like this one so much, Koss, I read it a few times!

    This is wickedly funny:
    CUB SCOUTS had prepared this PLASTIC visitor
    for its ENVIRONMENTALLY INCONGRUOUS activity
    by installing gaskets and cushions and HUMMING BIRDS in its PELVIS
    to avoid SOCIETAL damage.

    Also, thanks for bringing me back to Tony Hoagland and Dean Young’s poems.

    • Koss Just Koss

      Thanks so much for reading and commenting, Roberta. 🙂 I’m glad you liked it.

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