The Mask of Obscenity

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“Show me a man or a woman alone and I’ll show you a saint. Give me two and they’ll fall in love. Give me three and they’ll invent the charming thing we call ‘society’. Give me four and they’ll build a pyramid. Give me five and they’ll make one an outcast.”

― Stephen King


O is for Obscenity



what can the matter be?


The matter can be,

anything you make of it.



I did not know what to make,


the matter of obscenity,

until I imagined the faces,

expressions alive,

of those who have,

heard or seen,

something which they find obscene,

tasted or touched,

something which evokes disgust,

caught the scent,

of a vulgar stench.


“Matilda told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one’s Eyes.”

― Hilaire Belloc

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