xxxvi - junk food boogie

 

xxxvi

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

 

inside

 

(images)

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

machinations

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

 

opining

 

is a word that sounds like special dreaming

where do you imagine yourself

a dreamer

being?

 

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

right?

 

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

 

xxxiv

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

   both

                                           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

 

xxxiii

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