xxxvi - junk food boogie



the sum of integers up to here

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do you suppose we invented junk food?

boring i’ve known

and left

bad company

he used a blender as a goldfish bowl


opinions keep you warm

so you won’t realize

if you’re peeing on yourself


my fav secret sauce

do you suppose junk food is all that new?


some cat

superfly said

you just gotta do you

hey mr bugaboo


sometimes i think age is a proof

sometimes discredit


opinions are like models

zip lipped

we can’t help showing them off

(if we got ‘em)

our collection of mundane oddities


what’s it mean if no 2 know anything as one





we all have different pink elephants

students get told

imagine the old as a fresh stew

so few look new

to know from the delirium


thing about age

will i think it’s important after today?

act before

we loose

at the velocity of days

better to apologize

a funky beat review

cooo cooo kachoo


co-opting lifts the weight of understanding


maybe we can get rich

gallops around in us


hamsters i get it they’re cute and small

run run run


our pacing

i know

our know

what then?


do you ever get the sense


that we don’t think enough


about whether or not


we know if we’re lying?


(a way of resting)


where do you go when there




is a word that sounds like special dreaming

where do you imagine yourself

a dreamer



you know

like it doesn’t stop unless you don’t shine light on it

but we have to keep our guard in the dark

we know

we do strange things in the dark


common denominators get a bad rap

but that’s what jesus was all about

elites believe it’s they open things

cuz they’re special

isn’t it obvious


success is the most popular

(it makes itself and


destroys what else)

i suppose it could be

the other way around


opinions mix best when there’s no way out

because we want everyone to be with us

mostly in theory


maybe someone has been right

is enough

to get it



here’s what it seems though

there is a funnel where everyone lives

with a hopper that’s only so big

it catches what’s left and shoves through a sieve

pick forks and lights flash it spits out to give


it must be the right way

as everyone pays to play

and i recognize you when you say

i could go for pizza


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think and wonder, wonder and think.

Dr. Suess

xxxiv - being the same



so many magic

Durer’s Magic Square

Durer’s Magic Square

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being the same

                                            in the look of a stare

      that i see what i see

                                             is it me in you or you in me


                                            if we say


                                           does it answer

    2 questions

                          or do all the questions stay so they can be


better to avoid it altogether

                                                    death is scary

    and hunger is now

    how hungry we are

                                                    puts stock in our store


we notice differences

                                                             because being the same as we are

 and being everything we want

                                                             is too difficult a thing to be

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If something is good, you must torture it mercilessly until it is either dead or great

Brian Eno

xxxiii - becoming the world



transitions and fractions



becoming the world


-          a poem to my future child written by a past me (no parents, we are not pregnant)


my darling dear

my wobbling pup

the world is a place of danger and fear

the world is a place of ravage and cut

but don’t forget what brings you near

because the distance is the worst of it

so remember when you can’t

and remember when you won’t

that kindness my dear is an antidote

do not forget the power of kindness

do not forget the power of kindness

and the world will want to be you

and the world will fear your heart

and the world will be wanting

for you hope i

my darling dear

the confidence of kindness


be kind to neighbors

be kind to friends

be kind to jack and jill and jens

be kind to bugs

be kind to spiders

be kind to things that scare or despise us

such as it is

it’s a battle to care

it’s a battle to kind

it’s the battle that’s life

it’s the battle of mind

it’s a battle to dare

so you’ll have to be better

and you’ll have to be brave

you’ll have to be there

when the herd is there scared

and you will be hurt

and you will be taken

and you will be sifted and bruised and forsaken

the world will be jealous

the world will dismiss

the world will contrive

but the world will feel this

that the worst of it all is the distance

so don’t forget what brings you near

that the nearness you feel is the nearness most dear

and our hiding

from our others

and our hide form ourselves

with the thoughts of our weakness

and our visions of fend

in the hope of our safety and hope of our strength

make delusions a’many

and delusions that sink

be kind to the world

and be kind without fear

be kind with yourself

and be kind with what’s near

be kind to the world

my dear darling dear

and you will become its marvels

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we are confronted with insurmountable possibilities.

Walt Kelly