Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Photo Mindil Beach Sunset





In your life, in this time and in this place
It is wondrous to experience fleeting beauty
Witness the magnificence of transience

Enhance your life satisfaction
Your emotional well-being
Your prosociality
Your satisfaction and gratitude

Eyes wide open
And in the full and open mindset of an inspired scientist





Sunday, July 15, 2018

Photo Bali Pebble Path





Hopelessly romantic and divine
Whether in love or in a state of depression
Throw yourself down to where you can ground in life
Involve your mind in the space where your body manipulates

Forget opposing political parties
Violent outbreaks that exist
Without your knowing
Your reckoning
Your hopeless influence

The rage that burns
The want to threaten
The regret of in action
Your tomb can wait for you

Pick up a stone
Touch it
Reflect on it
Touch the water and watch it transform
Sit down
And consider

Catch a glimpse of a vagrant breeze
Become part of its legacy of being





Friday, July 13, 2018

Celeste In the Heat of Defeat





The want to live and roam in packs
Outside of the grand illusions
Of stories escaping domestication
The discovery of heroism

Thrown out and swept away
Rules regarding behaviour and conduct in conflict
Attention to the role and responsibility of group expectations
Once belonged now defeated

Their behavior was abhorrent
My behavior is exemplary
In honor of their fortitude

Formed in shelter and missing when it counts
Combatants nolonger seen playing together
A conspiracy of self
No longer the victim
Now to the enemy broken and in respect

Acting in avoidance of each other's need
With no want to reconcile
Strike with unresearved violence
Feast in the power to inflict
In the rightful place of order and fear

The home comming return
The passage to smite
The awareness gained in loss
Now in admittance and reconstituted




Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Photo Suburban Shelter Metaphor





Fears of being swept away
The tide of prophesy, tides of disaster
It threatens to shore and wash us away
It comes in want of what is ours
Without respect and remorse

From behind our wire boundaries
Our concrete barriers
We observe a foretold story as a death foretold
Foretold and fixed

On the horizon, the insurgent amass
We stake our ground and monitor for evidence.
We have drawn the line

They simply can’t get away with it
We won’t embrace their fear at our loss

Too self-centered to make the decision to welcome
Too self-centered to empathize

Our imaginations captured by the outlandish
Our actions enabled by dire predictions
Without compromise
We do not want
We shall protect
Our organic minds subdivided and in-barrier
Littered by immovable objects

And through it all
All of the ifs and buts
It's about
Defiance
The crying wolf

Making comfort from scared people
Enabled by a false sense of security
In it together
Against the visioned enemy
The right dream
The living dead
The panic to protect



Sunday, July 8, 2018

Photo Blue Horizons Ulladulla






Do not touch the realities of the present
Do not be constrained by restrictive preconceptions
Do not enter the need to hasten
There is time to dream before translation

Do not prioritize practical change
All is in the untouchable horizon
The shifting line the separates physicality
Then intensify the impact of your unknowing
Forget your problems for this just moment
And let the cold wild in before you return for shelter