reductio dichotomy

we say this is a three dimensional place
but up and down dont go very far
and north south east west just
come around again after some distance

so tomorrow we will go back to the office.

even this is too much
so we picture this as a plane
our day to day is basically a flat earth
and move between home work and the mall
the market or the river or the well

there still too much there
so much to experience, to feel
that we block out even more
shrink those planes to a line
or two (of coke? poetry?)
right wrong
black white
left right
red pill blue pill
choose the parameters just right
and decision becomes easy, obvious

we make machines that help unravel the weaving
navi to reduce all roads to the one we need
music to cover the wall of sounds assaulting
beating on the ear drums
tv to numb and provide perfected thoughts
social media to reinforce what i think i know
(rather, what i got from the show)

and yet there are woods and streams beyond the city
)there is always a forbidden forest near the castle(
roads beyond my current route
and up there, space.

rockets demonstrate the longing
kitchen cabinets and walk-in closets too.
in open floorplans, in every successful sales pitch,
there are signs. (like this one)



partially inspired by


Yogic release

I moved today
For about an hour
Each breath new pose
In flowing rhythm
In that stretch
Held emotion leaked
From my hips and thighs
Like teary eyes
A child pose and cry


Tempest Fugit

A whirlwind within me
Seems to subside
But those emotions hide

Old pains in my hips and hamstrings
Fears in my lumbar and cervical
And the black brick of unworthiness
Tucked in behind my heart

These things need to be felt
Surrendered and let go
Tempest fugit

In response to a prompt on real toads, to reuse a proverb in a different way. Time flies, and so do storms. Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like a banana.