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  

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 […]

Thanks for the Memories

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Survival
Thanks for the Memories

I remember when. I remember when, I had one. A memory. I think. I remember when simple tests didn’t hurt my brain. When I didn’t feel like I just took the SAT after listing as many animals as I can in a minute. I score in the first percentile on that one. That is last […]

No Kings or Queens

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Peace, politics, Survival, WAR
No Kings or Queens

I wonder what can we do? What does caring improve? How much can action move? When people don’t even believe in evolution. When people don’t even believe in climate change. When people believe in an Adam & Eve. Two sentient beings put on Earth in Eden. Naming animals like they were the chosen. And they […]

Taking Initiative

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Climate Change
Taking Initiative

I bike them. We wake and ride. Wind in our hair as we get there, full of pride. For moving our bodies. For taking initiative. But they don’t know what initiative is but they have it. They have it in their movement. From their bed to their cereal bowl. From the clothes they toss on […]

The Beat Goes On

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Peace, Survival, TheMachine, WAR
The Beat Goes On

it only takes one line to be crossed for any American President for the drum beat to begin · · · – – – · · · · · · – – – · · · · · · – – – · · · ships are moved planes are armed poison or nuclear the […]

W A R

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Fear, Survival
W A R

They like the word war For it identifies the enemy The other Not on my block They like to point fingers Not in my America The public Is enemy number one To enforce laws To build more walls To tear families apart Separated from dreams Locked up and most often No father ever raised them […]

Vultures

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Fear, Peace
Vultures

watching like vultures on the corner of a swamp where the bodies are piled in    high definition    streaming as the murders continue the West why do you not protect them as they claimed their freedom in the land of pharaohs as your drones fly high watching the carnage the West the East are […]

One Would Think

Posted by on Aug 18, 2013 in 2013, anxiety, Choken Word, Fear, psychology
One Would Think

One would think a poet has memory The ability to not only write but recite Birth words into the world and unite The zeitgeist’s voice With little choice Of not doing so The mission of the bard One would think a poet a master of words Planning out the cogency of propositions In order to […]

Volunteer A23-5

Posted by on Aug 16, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Fear, Futurism, Survival
Volunteer A23-5

I am volunteer A23-5 We made it here and we are fine There is little time to think So much to do to keep us alive Sometimes I dream of the western pioneers As we sit here in our tubed station Maintaining life support for no nation So that this will be here when you […]

Envy No One

Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Survival
Envy No One

I ask myself, what big thing am I going to do? How am I going to change the world? What stories am I going to leave behind To let the world know I might speak for the divine? But, I can’t think of anything more to say. I can’t think of any witty satire to […]

Thirty Second Flash

Posted by on Aug 12, 2013 in 2013, anxiety, Choken Word, Spirituality
Thirty Second Flash

It all moves so fast Through the hour glass Let us move slower Let us make it last As your limbs reach out to grasp As your head and body fall back Careening from consciousness Your life as you know it A video in fast forward Stitched together Nothing to second guess Only the best […]

On This Land

Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in 2013, Choken Word, Peace, Survival
On This Land

There are ghosts on the road. They make the pavement cracked and old. They fill up your GPS with dots, connecting you from one grave to another. From brownstone to brownstone. As generations grow older and are born. So many faces are blurred together. So many variations on a theme. The living holding on to […]