The Stream

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Survival, TheMachine, To Save Your Kind
The Stream

Data beams…
Thymine
Adenine
Guanine
Cytosine
Wrapping
Snaking
Inside Everything

Unrestrained

Posted by on Apr 6, 2012 in Choken Word, Survival
Unrestrained

I am that part of you that grows without restraint. Dividing inside your skull. Growing as I pull matter together and apart. I don’t know your name. I don’t know your words. I don’t define me. Like the air. I blow sublime. I am a tumor. I am cancer. A word with so many connotations. […]

Time Lives Here

Posted by on Mar 31, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Spirituality, Survival
Time Lives Here

You and me as we see. Key deer and iguana. An alligator or two. Large Gambian rats and peacocks too. A land wild and free. Settled by man but constantly humbling. With its beauty. With its water surrounding. With its one road running South. No going around. No not being on the island for we […]

Peek-a-boo

Posted by on Mar 23, 2012 in Recovery, Spirituality, Survival
Peek-a-boo

I dislike people asking me how I am. Generally, I am well. Or some version of well, depending on varying definitions. But being unwell has never got me anywhere so I see no point in it. My doctor once complained to me that people complain too much about common ailments when they should just accept […]

The Trigger

Posted by on Mar 7, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Fear, Headline, Survival
The Trigger

I sit here looking at the barrel of my gun. It is the loaded, same commercial rerun. Looping, NOW, only for a limited time. Two shotgun shells genetically loaded. So many pellets they can disperse. Blending into healthy tissue. Turning the good into the worst. Inserting stress, not easily withstood. Both shells are lodged inside […]

Graduation

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Headline, Peace, Survival
Graduation

  I graduated from building blocks to tic tac toe. I graduated from Tonka Trucks to Lego. I graduated from Ewoks to G.I. Joe. We pass the baton from one generation to another. Degrees earned and Resumes written. Skills acquired and careers gotten. I remember sitting in school thinking about all the nonsense I was […]

Children of the Flame

Posted by on Feb 12, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Globalwarming, Headline, Survival, water
Children of the Flame

Hands in soil as we toil.  Labor intent on solving hunger and thirst.  All spare ground newly found and used to farm.  To mend. Roofs turned into nurseries.  Muscles tense.  Tendons enhanced.  Working hard for this, our second chance. Time is transient.  One day moves into another amended only by the seasons.  All movement set […]

The 100th Monkey

Posted by on Feb 4, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Headline, Survival, To Save Your Kind, Truth
The 100th Monkey

We work our days. We continue to play as Dividends are bundled and traded. Futures bet against and faded. So that we might extract oil from sand To keep the same experiment going, again. Continual growth no longer charted. The population has boomed And we all know there is little room. Peak oil has passed […]

The Removed

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, Headline, Survival, WAR
The Removed

Removed. The enemy is a target A bullet is a round. A village is down range. All tools to rearrange ones humanity. To make killing easy. One shot one kill. All soldiers drill drill drill. Removed. As we find photos. Soldiers pissing on bodies. Abusing prisoners, no apology. With ten years of Gitmo. As children […]

A Grand Mal View

Posted by on Jan 10, 2012 in 2012, Choken Word, healthcare, Survival
A Grand Mal View

My skull in a clamp as the seizure set in. My entire body lifted and twisted. With my bone flap adjusted. Brain matter open. If only one millimeter off I wouldn’t be here today. A slice of nerve. Too much blood lost. Brain swelling costs. Cranial pressure off. But I awoke just fine. Left leg […]

The Butterfly Effect

Posted by on Dec 27, 2011 in 2011, anxiety, Choken Word, OccupyTogether, Revolution, Survival
The Butterfly Effect

Another year as nostalgia bites. As memories fight. So many tragedies. So much pain. Targeted. Politicized for monetary gain. As the calendar unfolds. The day’s story told and retold, again. Twenty-four-seven. For where have we been? Humans are capable of such magic. Some, gifted shamans create culture. Some, cursed vultures eat their own. Whatever media […]

The Hunt

Posted by on Dec 21, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, Headline, Peace, Survival
The Hunt

Tribes holding tight to tradition. Stone aged warriors hunting boar. Bare chested women preparing for tonight’s feast. Ring nosed and ancient. Skin tight, muscled agents. Singing stories of ghosts and spirits, and the magic of the animals. All speaking unique tongues. Tribes living next to each other. Territory not marked but known. Land connected by […]

HOOAH Resume

Posted by on Dec 19, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Headline, Peace, Survival, WAR
HOOAH Resume

SUMMARY U.S. Army infantry. I raised my hand in two thousand two. I signed up to get some. How about you? Four tours in Iraq. One in Afghanistan. I lost friends. I lost my wife. I lost my home. I lost my rights. OBJECTIVE To find employment where my ability to take pain and not […]

It’s 2005 YU55

Posted by on Nov 9, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Headline, politics, Survival

Look up in the sky. It’s not a bird. It’s not a plane. No, it’s a rock. Mouths drop. Pulses stopped. The size of of an aircraft carrier Buzzing by Mother Earth. Closer than the Moon. Is there enough room? Eyes fixed on the sky. It’s fast. It’s bright. It’s quite a site To see […]

The NON-RESISTANT

Posted by on Sep 22, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, OccupyTogether, Peace, Survival, WAR
The NON-RESISTANT

  This declaration came about under the following circumstances: Byron King read a comment referencing Leo Tolstoy’s book The Kingdom of God is Within. He then read the first chapter which references William Lloyd Garrison who took part in a discussion on the means of suppressing war in the Society for the Establishment of Peace among Men, […]

A New Frequency

Posted by on Jul 5, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Survival
A New Frequency

punishment seas opening lava enveloping waters rising storms brewing this planet needs a hero for it is alive it feels pain but knows no ego as it refrains from fully punishing our species for it is galactic discussing salvation with the Sun when will our end come a dark knight watches as planets collide as […]

Thinning of the Herd

Posted by on Jun 29, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Featured, Survival, water
Thinning of the Herd

What will it take? How many loved ones must die? Disappear before our eyes. As the floods or fires embrace Their last breath. How much longer must we march Towards the cliff. A species asleep. Singing, dancing and straying From our calling to be good stewards Of the planet we inherited. Must another earthquake happen […]

Pick-up Sticks

Posted by on May 26, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Survival
Pick-up Sticks

I do not come for you. I do not come to harm. I do not come to alarm. I am born from nature. Called to life in an instant. I fly easily over distance. My eye as wide as your fears. I feed off the warmth that appeared On the land I now clear. The […]

We Strive

Posted by on May 11, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Survival
We Strive

Posters of action heroes worshipped.  Men with guns getting what they want.  Ski masked faces of young men.  Pushing through doors.  Inflicting fear on who they want.  When they want.  Physical in nature.  Boots to skulls.  Hearts broken.  Bars for these men await.  Can they take it.  Will they make it, without being caught.  Generations […]

Dead Baby Dolphins

Posted by on Apr 20, 2011 in 2011, Choken Word, Survival
Dead Baby Dolphins

Blinded, eyes wide shut. Glued together with molasses. Not able to open one eye. Wearing dark sunglasses To shade out the lies. One year after the worst oil spill in history. A year of speeches that promised change. The gulf devastated as wildlife is inflamed. Dead baby dolphins washing up on shore en masse. An […]