December 30, 2013

Lovely Ladies; Beautiful Ladies

I've had this song stuck in my head on and off all day and so when I saw Emma hanging out at the bottom of the bed, it popped right back up. So I took this picture. But this isn't about lovely and beautiful ladies, or is as much about that as anything I write. Which puts it at kinda sorta?

I was thinking of a band name or a New Years resolution earlier today and it was Pure Everything

And I've been thinking about everything, all the time, forever a lot, too

Everything at once

The Grand Super-Imposition

This will be the new parallax and the new juxtaposition and the new Swiss fonts and the new chunky glass

And it will have always been that way once it begins

Calculations when algorithms sound better

Spreadsheets over everything

Robots risen and life re-raised on interstellar travel

Plenty of time for everything squishy

And sunrises

And loads and loads of consumption

Sharing, including breaking bread, expression, exposition, and lots and lots of memories

See yourself from the outside

From flattering angles

No filters anymore

No latergrams necessary

Because we were all there

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States

Resonate, Resin, and a Little Donkey, Too

Ten months ago sooner

Everything burning up but not uncomfortable

Story after story after story after story

And then you're up

Parallel lines can end even if they can never meet

Look for an escape

There's always something

Location:N Charles St,Baltimore,United States

December 28, 2013

A Break Is to Breathing

Amaru. Chemise. Chemistry.

Constantly with the opening outward and with the breathing in the new year.

Constantly with the remembering that dust is the skin we shed and the skin our loved ones shed all around us.

And star dust. And cosmic rays. And the chance fact of all of our protections.

The permeability of boundaries.

The impermanence of barriers.

And this turned to more opening outwards.

Exhale like a broom.

Dream like a 40-year old man.

But no stars with all the light pollution around here.

It's daytime anyway.

There are all kinds of things that are there even when you can't see them.

One of many things I hope to learn this year.

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 27, 2013

All the More Sleepyheads

The interworld of interstitials on interstates as the interglacial passes by

You forgot about the Internet and the internecine warfare and the internists all around us

Spilled drinks, unkempt everything

New days

Location:W Laurel Ave,Sterling,United States

December 26, 2013

The Hour of I Haven't Done Anything Good with My Life

I can already feel it slipping

To "good enough" and on its way to a more cloying "need to do better better better"

It's the hour when you see typos in old blog posts

And you aren't doing anything about them

The hour on an aging iPad looking at social crap when you know you should just read a book

You have a good book to read

And mom and dad are making mom-and-dad coffee upstairs

They've been up and about awhile

And you've just been up

Things are going to go wrong every now and then

Maybe more

You are going to think you really hit the nail on the head only to realize it was your thumb

Or worse someone else's thumb

That's what kills me enough to write trite and shitty metaphors

It's almost 2014 and 2013 was really good to me

But there is always the hour for this

Location:W Laurel Ave,Sterling,United States

December 23, 2013

More Latergram

Happened vs. happening

Eventually explosives, of course

Ripple effect meets sight

On-site echolocation

(Is the best kind)

I have this moment of wanting to travel east and to also slow everything way down

There's this moment where it'll come together

Magnifying glass vs. microscope vs. where digital photography is headed

More and more outer space

Location:W Pratt St,Baltimore,United States

December 22, 2013

Still Nightime a Bit

There's this thing about we can't stop

And there's this thing with wires that bring power

And diodes or something that bring light

But don't waste a lot of heat

On purpose

There's this thing where wordplay isn't wisdom and rhetoric isn't right

There's still this thing where things don't run we and we don't take any shit from anyone

I'll get some resolutions together soon and sleep will be on the list

But, man, the light in here is something, even if there ain't much

Location:East Market Street,Charlottesville,United States

December 21, 2013

I Don't Remember What Woke Me Up

But it was a heart-racing / mind-racing lot of something

That I remembered for a few minutes

But that was two hours ago now and counting

I remember a dream or two a year at most

Is my prejudice against dream journal poetry some kind of jealousy

Or is it just another part of how tired all those Dali posters got on everyone's walls

Shit, I had one

But it was a strange crucifixion, not dripping clocks

(Autocorrect so changed that to "drilling clocks" but that is no doubt another story for another time and I changed it back)

I mean, I love the whole-sit-in-front-of-a-painting-with-a-spoon-in-your-hand-until-you-fall-asleep-and-when-the-spoon-hits-the-floor-and-wakes-you-up-and-you-see-the-painting-in-front-of-you,-you-are-really-seeing-it thing

And I love exquisite corpses and automatic writing all the way down to that Amherst surrealism that all the Amherst kids are doing these days (or maybe that was yesterday)

I love a lot of stuff

But I find Freud real tired

I guess that's what I'm trying to say

Don't get me wrong... When it comes to changing the world we live in my totally historically naive white guy self goes Jesus -> Darwin -> Freud -> Turing

But man is Freud tired

I promise I'll actually read him rather than about him some day

Yeah I'll probably break that promise

I'm so awake

Location:Little High St,Charlottesville,United States

December 19, 2013

We Make Great

We make gears

And fishermen and diverse lifetimes

Scattered shores

Churlish pride

Childish something else

Sine waves vs. corrections

Complex cargo to trade imbalances to tariff after tariff

Tarry on the throughway

Tally against calendar against discoveries thousands of years old

Reach, reach more, and then reach for more

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 17, 2013

Something Quickly

Clinicians and 9-1-1 operators

Numerators by the numbers

The temperature dropping 10 degrees while you were inside doing whatever

The times when a cast iron skillet is just the thing

The promise of better nutrition

Still the nosebleeds

Maybe some rosemary

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States

December 15, 2013

That Rhymes with Again

There are sayings

Crop dusters dust fields of crops

An old Chevy with a broken axel

Fishermen gather on banks and in shallow-hulled boots

A thing about shoelaces

More with the sun going down

Location:Melvin Dr,Baltimore,United States