Rain Today

(back here after 2 years!)

I’m not angry at the rain
gentle creature
pitter patter
on my rooftop window

Rain, oh rain
Giver of life
Aquatic nourishment
for flora and fauna alike

Rain streaming down
outside my window
gentle creature
one of the thousand miracles of earth

Reminds me of the fortune
that is my shelter
here in my homestead
I’m content to watch the rain come down

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Hello World

I have concluded
young people don’t like to write
twitter = 140 characters
a picture = 1000 words
we all took that one to heart
the nature of how we express ourselves has changed
what ever happened
to taking time out
for observation
reflection
exposition
and taking a breath, and another
and another
now we can just snap
a photo
get on with our “lives”
and call it a day
but where are the reflections, and all important
observations
we’ve lost them
the picture has formed our conclusion
and broken our reasoning
science just doesn’t work like this

 

The Mafia

we use our powers for good… we think
although
communication and the spread of ideas is essential for innovation and inspires creativity
we know
but the administration has their hands tied
and we need freedom
and for freedom
we need “need to know”

 

An ode to today

I’m tired of playing these politics games
where we can’t be honest and we need to hide
our true intentions because we’re not right
alongside the norm, inside the box
mental energy
exerted in this way
drains my spirit
fuels my anxiety
crushes my productivity
why can’t they see that
they also do this
to themselves
I wish we could focus
just a little higher than this
I don’t want to outwit you
I want to out perform you

Early Enough

LA morning

 

somehow the morning sets me free
If I can just wake
early enough
close to the dawn
I will be renewed
the trench I have sunk myself
deep into
the previous day
will no longer exist
there is hope within the morning
early enough, and I can do something
for myself
before devoting the day
to preoccupations of others
early enough, and I can forget
the pains I went to sleep with
the ways I tried to numb them
how I lost myself between the lines
you can only rise up
in the morning
if it’s early enough
you have not missed anything
you can be ready to face the world
on your own terms

 

 

 

some info

As a rule, all my posts have been taken from a collection I’ve been building from May of last year. I am thinking about adding some spontaneous stuff to the blog, but it comforts me that I can take from the library when I’d like to update. That being said, certain notions expressed in my works are outdated (not current, or in this moment) and should be read as such. I’ll make sure to categorize spontaneous posts under “now” so that may serve as a record.

First Example:

NOW
I have internet at home
it came unexpectedly
I really wanted to run and jump for joy
and scream “yippee!”

I had nothing really to do on the internet
but I quickly searched for something of meaning
It’s a good thing I have this blog
because facebook and imgur have gotten boring\

seriously

I hope the internet at home thing
lasts more
than just this night

 

you don’t put chains on me

monument celebration 8 hour day. 8 hours labou...

refusing fear
of setting out and doing
what I want to do
I don’t need someone
to pay me
no one is stopping me
from using
those other eight hours of my life
each day
those hours are free
and it’s up to me to make them into what I want
and especially what I need
recreation won’t take me anywhere
except round in circles

Phantom Pain

so angry at the forces stopping me
all of those ones that are beyond my control
especially when people act inconsiderately
people I am supposed to work with
and live with
they make my life difficult
because I let them get inside my head
to fuel the anger
anxiety
helplessness
stress
but maybe I inconvenience people too
what do they think of me
bad things?
there are other tasks to complete
although I fear that we have not a minute to waste

Get thee to a Nunnery!

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare's ...

A circa 1884 poster for William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, starring Thos. W. Keene. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

we need to take her on a tour
inside the chapel
and then lock the door

time is so easily wasted
fulfilling requirements of rules, protocol, practice
we could instead live the true values
of honesty and righteousness
within reason
and without red tape
if we let our egos sit on the sidelines
and refused to be corrupt