Tell no one else, only the wise/For the crowd will sneer at one/I wish to praise what is fully alive,/What longs to flame toward death.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (translation by John O’Donohue)

Reading the morning propaganda, sigh
and come alert. Everything’s veiled, denied
the truth perverted, misaligned, weighted
by whoppers. Vérité infiltrated

so the skate on flimsy premises yields
distractions, causes inaction. Minefields
of lies drive bickering, the trickery
cast like a spell. I know it well. Sickly

the population submits. Dissonance
imprisons us. Sing now in innocence
and joy. Grounded in earth, rediscover
mirth. Life’s close companion death uncover.

Inspired by: Everything, Veiled and the inspiring book Anam Cara.

Featured image: a gorgeous sycamore tree which sadly only exists now in this photo and my memory.

You Wanna Step Outside?

Since April 2021, increased cases of myocarditis and pericarditis have been reported in the United States after mRNA COVID-19 vaccination (Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna), particularly in adolescents and young adults.~CDC

Be brave enough to live life creatively. The creative place where no one else has ever been.~Alan Alda

In the wet dawn the sky has found orange
watercolor paints to splash on clouds tinged
in the key of praise. I vow this new day
to create outside the bounds of the state

on the airwaves supercilious smiles
naysay the hearts jab-inflamed all the while
banking the macabre profit that anguished
slow death brings to germ theory coffers. Wish

to move the pawns around the tainted squares
to still be in the game, make changes there
simply a symptom sure to bring despair.
There’s no reporting system. Crowns don’t care

in my lucid dreams the goddess speaks: quit
faffing about, raise up your voice. Commit
to your highest trajectory. To be
outside the puzzle, my glory perceive.

Inspired by: macabre, supercilious, myocarditis and anguish.