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Straw Man

Oz application of I Ching

By Alix McMurrayPublished 4 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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Straw Man

(Oz application of I Ching)

Judgment: must learn to think for himself.

By threat of fire, witches convince him he is a brainless pile of kindling.

No blame.


Leader dressed in rags of a lackey.

Image of Straw Man.


Ineffectual guardian of cornfields.

Buffoonery hides frustration.


Waltzes away from fire.

No blame.


Straw Man has nerves of iron.

But brave words blow away in wind.


Straw Man bends like paper.

Harsh commands shred him.


Subdues witch by stealing her broom.

Initiative for leadership proven by deeds.


Straw Man appointed new mayor of Oz.

Generous administration.

surreal poetry

About the Creator

Alix McMurray

Come join me hanging out with the Dodo Bird on the beach, waiting for the odd chupacabra, or chasing shadows into corners. And you can read about my life as a therapist on Medium.com.

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  • Lisa A Lachapelle3 months ago

    This is really great, I enjoyed reading this. Happy to subscribe to your work.

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