xxxvii - would you notice?

 
 

xxxvii

irregular star

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have you noticed how

the thoughts of others become your thoughts

though you don’t know

how your thoughts

became your own?

and now

you have to navigate a crowd

inside your individual head

just to get to yourself 

 

you might not even be surprised to find

that you didn’t know where you were

or if there was a you to find

and wouldn’t be able to say the things you think

to say 

should your sayings be spoken 

by another voice in the crowd

 

everyone would be in quite a huff then

because they know who said what

and said what when

you were just wandering around

trying to keep your feet on the ground

 

it might really make you wonder then

what makes for what each person can defend

and whether there is a right to thoughts

when everything is mixed and tossed

if it wasn’t for how you’ve set your set

would you notice? 

 

 
 
 
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the art of being a slave is to rule ones master.

Diogenes
 

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