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John A. Lancaster



Garbati's Medusa v1

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**NewTube Exclusive** A poetic response to Luciano Garbati's "Medusa With The Head of Perseus" statue which stands in Manhattan, NY. For more of my work, look here: https://johnalancaster.com/category/spoken-word/ Background info: https://hyperallergic.com/594050/medusa-sculpture-new-york-county-criminal-court/ Lyrics: It's a sad state of affairs When one refuses to bear...the burden of historical record The hard earned wisdom from our ancestors ignored Our retrospective obscured  For a pseudo-environment falsely secured  To the distortion of canon Stands a monument in Manhattan  A bronze Medusa, who forewent her infamous glare (Which stonified the best warriors to spare) So she could single out Perseus' flesh & bone head. Now Danaë will be bound to Ploydectes' bed While judge Athena and rapist Poseidon roam free on Mt Olympus Gone is the vindicatory nature of Chrysaor and Pegasus But this is the fruit born by zero sum justice And for all the themes the statue attempts to propagate  It would've paid to heed the ancients teachings on fate As Medusa now stands stately for all the world to see  Those she means to serve...still... persecute her due to her own beauty *Image by Syaibatul Hamdi from Pixabay


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AJ_Lancaster

- a month ago  

Bravo! The gods are pleased.