The CLOUD

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in 2013, Choken Word, TheMachine
The CLOUD

The cloud. An information frontier. I tried to picture packets of machine code as it moved through the air. What do they look like? Photos of your child’s birthday. Videos of drones bombing a mosque or a wedding. Tweets of twits. Edited status updates. And then one day, Snowden got in. The information we received […]

A Moment of Zen

Posted by on Dec 10, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word
A Moment of Zen

Little chicks in the back of the van strapped in, to their safety seats chirp and yell and slam ideas around in pretend worlds as their parent’s dodge frequency ranges equal to any weapon of sound. Try not to be alarmed. This is them being happy. This is playtime. Role playing. These are screams of […]

Without Form

Posted by on Dec 4, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Spirituality
Without Form

Form with no form is the way the path water flows over land giving nurturing killing destroying buildings carving mountain rock Grand Canyon Form with no form is a chord is a note practiced for decades turned into jazz embodied in masters playing pure spirit Miles Davis Form with no form is science is math […]

Casting Spells

Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Fear, politics, psychology
Casting Spells

I quit watching the news but it continues to seep into my consciousness like a virus getting a grip it makes my stomach sick I often found myself rushing to stand between the television and my children as the newscaster cast spells of school shootings rapes wars mass graves, of water logged dead bodies hanging […]

Don’t Disturb Time

Posted by on Nov 21, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, Peace, Survival
Don’t Disturb Time

Take the target off line. Move into its core. Mal-align the spine. And it will move anywhere you wish. Be it a person or a nation. Block and strike simultaneously. Take it by the wrist with sinking hips, use centripetal force, like a tornado moves ships. Remember to give time for retreat. For another opponent […]

BIG BANG

Posted by on Nov 16, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, psychology, revelation
BIG BANG

I put a gun to my head each time I write you. I think about … if this was the last thing I ever did, what would it be that I could give? What words could help you live? Would it be a confessional to my ancestors? To be read at my funeral. To be […]

PREPARE

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured
PREPARE

If they are watching they better prepare For our history contains little mercy for our own species War is all we do well We will learn to jump space and appear into their atmosphere as our physics solves the riddle of where and how to survive If they come here they better burn everything Wipe […]

Call and Response

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Featured, Peace, psychology, Survival, Truth, WAR
Call and Response

I took centuries from you as you waited patiently knowing I would not return. Years, became months between the day, I began to prepare again, sharpening knives for distant lands, then the day came when, my letter and body returned by horseback. It seemed like that happened again, and again and then, once I came […]

Rounding the Corner

Posted by on Oct 30, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, psychology, Survival
Rounding the Corner

As we bike to school this morning, passing the park, the sun rising, the morning light shining off of pastel clouds, my eight year old asks to look at the faces of the men posted on the public restroom. I say, let’s don’t because, they are monsters. Pedophiles to be exact but I don’t repeat […]

No Room for Maybe

Posted by on Oct 27, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Philosophy
No Room for Maybe

1. There should be no remorse No regret when An act is taken Make it quick Precise Exact With surgical precision There should be No introspection No looking back In our reflection There should be no sin For we have just descended From trees Like our cousins We kill our own This act shapes us […]

I AM

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Philosophy, Religion
I AM

you say poe-tay-toe I say poe-tay-taa ashes, ashes we all fall down words disengage logic from understanding from big picture dialogue from sharing on theology on spirituality on the oneness that is split into a trinity “God is the great I am,” she said “We are the temple,” I said, “So I am, we are […]

Fireflies

Posted by on Oct 17, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Spirituality, Transhumanism
Fireflies

Superclusters containing thousands of galaxies strung like pearls filaments of galaxy clusters the macrostructure of our universe at this scale Supernovae flicker like fireflies Neurons in the human brain fire electrical signals pulsing down dendrite filament highways lighting up our world the entire universe a vast quantum brain imagining its best self continually being born

To Retreat

Posted by on Oct 10, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Climate Change, Peace, politics, Survival
To Retreat

Some land Off the grid Often hid Next to streams A tiny house Burning wood for heat A place to pack up To retreat To hit the road when things get bad This is the dream I often have Living off the land With ax in hand Asking only that we may live Ask me […]

Fix Bayonets

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Fear, Peace, Philosophy, psychology, WAR
Fix Bayonets

That sunset over there Watch it….. Watch it disappear As the colors transform As the clouds dance Overhead Did they put you in a trance What did you see Shapes making patterns Did you see a future Did you hear your ancestors “Fix bayonets” Jumping over twisted wire Razor sharp Can you hear their war […]

Never Turn Away

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Peace, psychology
Never Turn Away

They say meditate Breathe deeply Listen intently I listen As my thoughts dance From fire to flood Asking me to ignore, the now To be somehow Ignorant Of the world’s pain Seems insane For I am no hermit I am no Thoreau Living in the woods I am living here and now In the world […]

FLICKER

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Survival
FLICKER

Do they flicker in and out of sight. As we watch and listen, ears and eyes glisten. Are we alone. Do they want to hear us too. Do they share this loneliness we want to lose. As we continue to abuse. To rape this planet. To make war and shred it. Flesh and bone. Precious […]

One

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, WAR
One

I try a little harder To comprehend What happened to their bodies When the bombs burst in How their limbs separated How the flames did burn As their innards spread out Like Jackson Pollock’s “One” I try a little harder To try and comprehend Where their thoughts have gone now Like Hemingway’s shotgun, done  

Glenn Bautista

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 in 2013, Interviews
Glenn Bautista

Sometimes ‘common sense’ or just ‘pure intuition’ is better than any technical approach to most things. From my end, I merely find art and my art studio as an extension of myself, my body (skeletal & muscular) and my thinking, of how I really am, consciously, more so, unconsciously.

The Cleanse

Posted by on Sep 13, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word
The Cleanse

A forest in its valley Lives a thousand years Until a wildfire catches To burn and melt all fear A town on the shore Wild, untamed and free Until a storm approaches To grind it back to sea A country with great potential Sought through war and democracy Until it grew too hungry To police […]

The Shadows of Revenge

Posted by on Sep 11, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Globalization, WAR
The Shadows of Revenge

I feel a deep emptiness inside I feel grief over the lives lost, on this day that grief has remained fresh and visceral for over a decade has now subsided I still feel deeply I still honor the innocence lost Now, there is a hollowness that has replaced the revenge that was sought hardening the […]