October 30, 2011 § 5 Comments

If you listen, please use headphones, as there are some very subtle and nuanced sounds that bring the listener closer…
This is an audio piece that I collaborated with a friend/producer in recording to give word and sound to the idea of sacrifice.  This is —an attempt to explore some dimensions of that inevitable aspect of the Human Journey.   We all have to make sacrifice–it is ultimately a question of what we will sacrifice….??

Sacrifice is more than a nine-letter word…it is action….
that will separate the spine from the nerves….

You must recognize the signs and observe
you must recognize the terms of this nature
of this life on this earth…

is sacrifice.


they who feel

October 20, 2011 § 2 Comments

as a human I am made to feel
as the wheel was made to turn
uphills and downward and rough terrain leads to flats on occasion
but that is how to reach the Destination

as a human I am made to feel
and so I do
and how I deal with a spectrum of emotions
–my response to those makes me
more or less—human more or less
to try to avoid that is to try to thwart humanness
it is to try to stop breathing— but to keep living

human is to feel as spokes on the wheel that lead to the center
I ask
what’s wrong with wanting the softness of heart that Abu Bakr had
not making it through a prayer without a beard wet from weeping
let the rain make way through the rocks

thwart hardness of the heart at all cost
because the cost is high.

Freedom in Enslavement-Enslavement in Freedom

October 13, 2011 § Leave a comment

There is Freedom in some Enslavement and there is Enslavement in some Freedom

what part needs starving what part need feeding
what need starting and what need leaving by the wayside
as these days- by-pass

in an eye blink

what weapon to be dulled and what weapon to be sharpened with the passing moment
priceless components
with the passing moment darkened or lightened
commaed or hyphened deathened or lifened decisive decisions
multiplied by divisions
notice or not  we are contributing to or detracting from some sum some total
some whole or some hole
never remaining static never remaining in one state closer to or further from
some mark some aim —known or not
spark  to flame –or spark extinguished you choose the finish
in this choose your own adventure to the epicenter the epilogue
sometimes gain is to loss as loss is to gain
so the question is what to subtract from what to contribute to and how heavy to make what

The irony of opting to keep diligence on a mantlepiece
as some trophy to be polished and passed around every so often
instead of banging that piece until the candle melts
until the coffins bared

spines aligned with A Cosmic Order

“Therefore, when thou art free (from thine immediate task), still labor hard”

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