Mirages Of Wisdom 0003

Extinction is our precluding not our concluding.

A shattered mirror can reflect light in unprecedented ways.

The fear of death kills you.

Too often we confuse our olders with our elders.

The clouds of heaven cast great shadows upon this Earth.

Over and under, because over and over is not working.

Phones are easy to program—humans are easier.

Only a diseased society would view the birth of a child as the end of the party and not its continuation.

Magic wears off because we don’t leave it naked.

You are always on the cusp of greatness because you are always on the edge of your real self. Just dive in.

Take the dive in to yourself because it’s difficult swimming on the rocky edge.

The punishment its the crime; the punishment is the crime.

We must wander or we will remain lost.

When life throws crazy shit at you, throw some crazier shit back.

Globalization or the Earth—you choose (which to care about).

Unfettered capitalists—not even fettered by capitalism.

Play your magic.

The very existence of mandatory schools for children is itself ageist segregation for the youngest people from actual connections to real power. Those with the most time left on this planet have the least say over how it is managed and run.

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Mirages of Wisdom 0002

Magic wears off to those who overdress it.

Enslaved to remember while fire free to ember.

It’s the concrete not our neighbors that suffocate us.

Legacy is how the past comes to continuously oppress the present.

This for wayward.

If you try over and over you will keep failing, so try over and under.

Try under and over, because over and over is not working.

What we need are sprinters, for our race is almost at an end.

The completely oppressed do not feel alienation because they have had the ability to feel driven out of them.

We will catch up when we slow down.

You are the only one who uncrosses my mind.

Money has taken us all hostage, but the price for our ransom is extremely low. And we can afford to not pay.

If only traditions would remain in the confines of the casket.

If you are not there to whisper in my ear why I am alive, I need the music to shout in my ear why I need to survive.

It is more important to know that the government lies, than the government’s lies.

The Universe is impossible, and I love it here.

If your mouth can’t speak your stomach can’t swallow.

The path is clear—don’t clear a path.

The dig for reality is its burial. #fuckscience

The trippiest thing about reality is that it’s real.

Death ends life, but the fear of death ends living. Don’t let them hold that fear over you. Death is a wall you will come up against one day, but the fear of death is four walls that won’t let you escape alive.

When beauty dies, suicide becomes less of an option and more of a mandate.

 

 

We would see the destruction in our environment were it not for the destruction in our minds.

Political correctness and prison cells share more than just the same acronym.

When things are looking up, you don’t notice all the dead bodies sprawled on the ground.

All humans speak is gibberish and the only difference is we can understand some of it.

Silence says so much without the insult of words.

Speak the energy untold. Liberate the energy which haunts us, and in so doing find by that our own energy uncaged, for it was tied in that very fabric.

After the government kills me, then I will mistrust them. The ironic fist.

Globalization is the desiccating wind that dries us of our Humanity. If we don’t live locally we simply will not live. Don’t let the inertia of a few generations fool you that this shit will last.

The dehumanizer always begins with himself.

Math can go to hell, it’s our choice if we follow it there.

Any Revolution that happens in a city will only be a change of the Guard, not the needed change of the garden.

Long days and longer shadows.

I am always rising—a natural enemy to gravity.

 

It is the poet’s job to write the wrong words out of existence.

 

 

Magic comes from the wandering not from the wand.

It will also have to be revolutionary to the revolutionaries.

The wings of a bird are flipped when the flock flees from winter.

Master your freedom or you will remain your own slave. Breaking the chains of your mind will not be your splintering but your unification.

Force or source, such are your energy options.

If you find yourself in a life that is throwing your curve balls, remember that baseball is a stupid fucking sport that you don’t have to waste your time on anyways.

 

Wisdom and Mirages 0001

Walls are the doors we must walk through.

Start by continuing, not by starting.

The only way for my enemies to move up in the world is from the ground to the table.

Nationalism is narcissism without the mirrors.

Doves don’t want to offend hawks, and so they offend themselves.

Marathons and wisdom end at Athens.

Decimation is an understatement by a factor of ten of what we are doing to the planet.

There is no time unlike the present. It is all we have. It is all we need.

You don’t have to have a good idea to quit the rat race—quitting the rat race is the good idea.

If fires get old they weren’t fires.

Nothing is foundational—not even nothing.

Money is dried up the moment it’s created.

There’s no body but skeletons to blame.

Contextual memory seems out of context in the repetitive monotony of advanced civilization.

There are millions of fish in the sea, and to know the deepest ones is worth drowning in the darkness. And others aren’t worth wading a moment for.

The for wayward.

The universe is forgiving and forgetting itself as it grows. #eternaldifference

To grip your own freedom makes the tightest fist, for it didn’t exist beforehand.

 

Most use their hammer to chisel away at their own freedom rather than swing it at those that would accelerate its erosion.

Dying is the opposite of life, not death.

Permaculture is the reinstitution of institutionless difference.

If threats against you are able then to make you a threat against others, then you are a pawn made to support the hierarchy of enslavement.

The dark neither burns, nor pales us—leave that to the shadows.

The biggest disease we brought here was ourselves.

Claim your life as your own. It’s a hard fight, the fight of your life really–but you are worth it.

Walk in to the Atacama alive, and you may walk out with your life…

The bathwater has to be thrown out before it drowns the baby.

Your parents conceive you, but you give birth to you.

Go through their doors or go through their walls.

There are better ways than being kicked in the balls to be reminded that you have them.

Bite your tongue enough and your mouth can’t speak and your stomach can’t swallow.

Walls are the first and longest lasting siege.

If it’s truly your freedom than how could another have it to keep or distribute?

They are too well guarded, and we are too well hidden; and so the dance continues.

You move me so, and so I stay.

We can starve ourselves all we want, but until we feed ourselves our movements can only be reactive and not proactive. #permaculture

King is only an echo without a source.

We that show up, show on.

My Thoughts Inexactly: Z is for Zeroing (2018 Remix)

It is not enough to only lose your own chains, for if your comrades don’t lose theirs you are sure to keep tripping over them.

The only thing worse than a single leader is a single enemy.

From hand in hand to device in hand. Alienation has become very human.

Maturity is reached when the desire to go back in time ceases. Maturity is not fixed nor one way, as made plain by the aged. We immature as often as we mature. Civilization tends to invert the direction of maturity—one of the great many inversions.

Money is how the past comes to control the present. Inheritance of such control is not a present, but a curse.

If you are only interested in maximizing your existence in this world, then you are fortunate for your interests match the reality.

Those who commit themselves to total war are usually the first casualty.

Doing nothing is death.

You will never be the same, as you never were the same.

Attention is intention.

We rise to the occasion, not because of what we are, but because of the occasion life is.

Better a mistake of words than a mistake of weapons.

The Universe is not built out of particles, it is built in to them.

The zeroth dimension endures all different spaces. It is everywhere without running through anything.

The universe speaks to itself–keep listening.

The olders are not our elders, they are our enemies. They didn’t plant seeds for us, they chose to plant concrete instead. Fuck them.

The disease that has many fingers but few eyes.

Man-aged or man-lived. We must choose wisely, for ourselves and for our future!

Polyamory, because then everybody’s doing it.

Instead of cars that drive themselves, what about people that walk themselves?

I’d prefer a forest to an aphorist, but since I am not even grown to the depth of a single tree, I must choose the latter to taste such heights.

Parts are important enough to stop regarding them as mere parts.

If it isn’t visceral enough it isn’t real enough. Too regularly the artificial layers acting as a protective glove will suffocate the naked hands of we the primary creators.

Tribes raise children, parents raise hell raisers. How to climb back up to Earth and its tribes?

An hour long lecture from the ocean has greater value than a two semester seminar at the likes of a Harvard or Cambridge.

You are the flower.

If you won’t be with the whole, you’ll be apart, leaving a hole behind.

It is not the problem of being too introverted or too extroverted—it is the sitting on the wall that we built between the two, stagnant and unmoved by either… diverted.

They ask me why I travel to places where I don’t know anyone, and I respond that it’s no different than here, for they don’t know me.

Writing feels terribly futile, probably because it is!

Civilization doesn’t provide us the luxury of time for rumination, it provides us a plethora of lonely spaces that we can only fill with melancholic rumination.

The one and lonly.


Original Version

https://subversesjournal.wordpress.com/2016/07/20/my-thoughts-inexactly-z-is-for-zeroing/

Choosing Racism

Your grandparents were racists
Your parents were racists
You inherited their blood
You do not have to inherit their ideas

-Lternate Version-
Your great-grandparents gave them a hard time
Your grandparents gave them a hard time
Your parents gave them a hard time
You do not have to give them a hard time

Tierra Sin Steward

land the once sacred is now land the scarred
in too much light veiled is hidden the starred
pollution of light, the night, above and below
what room is left for the seeds that we sow?

the concretely and chemically clean wiped veneer
along which harsh vibrations induce dread and drear
whichever direction, the wheel will mis-steer
dying land mowed down, that much is now clear

we must trust a blind human to see the way
our split-able attention proves vision a delay
forgetting unseen beauty, for the suburban scene
all the pesticides, envy no longer is truly green

we know water is life but enough aren’t thirsty
corporations then can control it—only the worst see
water’s value unseated, and more biology deleted
this genocide of our own making nearly completed

Untitled Poem (excerpt from Zeroth Declaration Of The Concrete Jungle)

We are saying this again
We are saying this against
We are saying this for the first time
We are saying this for the zeroth time

Life is too short… in a concrete jungle
Roots are too short… in a destroyed soil
Straws are too long… in a misunderstood oil
Machines too strong… not reducing our toil
Mouths are drying… in conditioned air
Forests are drying… only deserts compare
Species are dying… extinction extraordinaire
Vigilance is dying… few stewards to care

Is life, Is Life, really, just to die?
Shouldn’t those still living, ought to try?
To this bring your despair, don’t merely sigh
Hell likes us numb, not when we cry

So cry, comrades, cry
Cry, comrades, cry
Because without tears
The drinking, the sweating
The bleeding, the urinating
Do not justify our privileged role in the water cycle
To roll along in this sacred circle of life

Water is life, let it flow
Land is life, let property go

**This begins 5 days of political poems this week**