11/24/12

We have a genuinely new frontier (JFK's was rhetorical)

We have a genuinely new frontier (JFK's was rhetorical)
Ours is to repossess the land
that lies between the rising oceans
and make new settlements diverse as we are
that integrate great medieval notions
before cars existed and face to face
gave way to gadget flinching self-degrading
We have it in us all Americans
to reinhabit Kansas and Nebraska
and all the broken places in between
with their pitiful main streets
and fast-fleeing
broken
populations
We can build places where cars don't go
near enough to vacant Interstate stretches 
promising transit to 100 other new city communities
at once Medieval and tech far beyond now
not little boxes
the next generation of spaces
the cars (culturally, economically)  of the future
just as  PCs became  the cars (c. e.) of our waning present
(Remember all that language about power and speed)
We are a broken people neither side is happy
with victory or defeat
we know the center will not hold
The only way it can is take it literally
Move from the coasts inland
Leave the beaches to the oceans 
save us all from endless
rebuilding of wreckage left by
every coming flood
Go West from East
Go East from West
Reinhabit the nation
Rebecome America
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Macabre Celebration - A Couplet


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There are days I give me up for dead
Till Abba comes and heals my hobbled head

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We are at the edge of a century of greater revolution than ever

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We are at the edge of a century of greater revolution than ever
It is going to be called science but it is also philosophy
The notes on scraps left by sad holy men long lost and gone
Are coming to fruition now awaiting the final triad
Reality Ethics Aesthetics
One up on Keats but he had the right idea
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We Are All Geniuses - Free Verse


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We are all geniuses
Attending to the true within
Our minds give rise to signs
Like supple minnows 
glistening in the vague
We catch one with our will
give it a name
squeeze out the squirm
like Adam does
We manage it
We fashion it
experiment
it's the next thing
as simple
as our
genius can allow
We thus invent
a future
continuously
almost never having time
to think
we are all geniuses 

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Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm.

Evil is measured by relative degrees of harm. To be delivered from evil  is to be  free from receiving or inflicting abuse.  Bully...