Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The Universe is Changing

today my boss wanted to know
what were my plans
said i didn't know
will you be here
for years to come
i answered no
i'm nearly done

his hackles rose
up from his toes
when he said 
"after all we put into you
three years of training you"
my boss was mad on the phone
he sounded alone
he sounded alone
on the telephone

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Bold Declaration #35


i like trees
i like them very much

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

I Found a Direction


i found a direction
in a discount clearance rack
marked down from infinity
so i gave it a whack
i gave the cashier 20 bucks
she smiled and went insane
i left with a direction
and no one knows my name

it isn't east, it isn't west
it isn't north or south
it isn't some combination
so please just shut your mouth
it isn't fifth dimensional
it's not heaven, it's not hell
it's taking me on a journey
where i go i'll never tell

back home they are all wondering
just where it was i went
is this this the greatest miracle
or am i just out getting bent
since my flesh is 3D
mostly water, not much gasses
will i see me vaporize
without my special glasses?

i found a direction
different from all the rest
my compass cannot find it
nor can my GPS
it led me to a trap door
in the basement of my mind
please feed the pets and kiss my wife
 remember to be kind

i found a direction
in a discount clearance rack
marked down from infinity
so i gave it a whack
i gave the cashier 20 bucks
she smiled and went insane
i walked off with a direction
and no one knows my name

it isn't east, it isn't west
it isn't north or south
it isn't some combination
so please just shut your mouth
it isn't fifth dimensional
it's not heaven, it's not hell
it's taking me on a journey
where i go i'll never tell

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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Global Warming Update


Sunday, July 14, 2013

Who Will the Angels Carry Home?

put your race where i can see it
put your life beneath the swamp, down, down
put your laughter in a time machine
cracked me up, back when you weren't dead

heading now for the running river
heading out for a hike above the creek
head is down in my wizard cloak
did you want to be an orc in my story?

stop the presses, i want to scream
stop the fingers from all that wagging
stop the bullets from firing
are you hiring
digging plots in heaven?
think that jesus is a teddy bear
squeeze him in the darkness
then forget that he's there
stop the presses but the sky's on fire
who will sing in this broken choir?
who will the angels carry home?

put your smile in a portrait painting
put your honor on the pavement, fainting
put your son in the casket waiting
talk to me of justice, my dear

heading off to the swamps and the fever
heading off toward the whips in the big house
heading off with pennies where my eyes used to be
talk to me of the only life i had

stop the presses, i want to scream
stop the fingers from all that wagging
stop the bullets from firing
are you hiring
digging plots in heaven?
think that jesus is a teddy bear
squeeze him in the darkness
then forget that he's there
stop the presses but the sky's on fire
who will sing in this broken choir?
who will the angels carry home?

put your race where i can see it
put your life beneath the swamp, down, down
put your laughter in a time machine
cracked me up, back when you weren't dead
when the night was your beautiful friend

Tuesday, July 09, 2013

In the news these days...



In the news these days, ladies making waves, because they are standing up...in the countryside, try to realize, the city ain't your enemy...if the country beats up its wives, takes away their rights to their own bodies...beats up its daughters, beats up their rights, how can you declare that you are playing fair, that what you do is just and right? Let the women go! Let their bodies flow! It ain't yours to give, I know, but give it anyway--Let the women know, you ain't no so-and-so, you're standing up for the women...her life is sometimes hard, so very hard, there are tears that fall from broken hearts, but to see her smiling through, to see the shine you do, lift her up and never betray her, no! Let the women go! Let their bodies flow! It ain't yours to give, I know, but give it anyway--let the women know, you ain't no so-and-so, she will not be made to assume the position--let the women go! Let the women know! If there is a god she's ready for all of your heart--right now! Right now! Stand and fight now, be the men who see the light, now! Be the girls who know the rules too--be the force, be the cry for freedom! Cry for freedom! Cry like birds circling in heaven---------(in the news these days, ladies making waves, because they are standing up...stand with them, until the end, stand with them and you will shine in the pantheon of stars!)

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Reach in, leave no trace

 

Your own impersonal Buddha
Someone who looks into space
Emotionless face
Your own impersonal Buddha
Someone who stares into space
Won’t leave a trace

Feeling all stressed
Always so depressed
Second guessed
Your life is a mess
To end all your confusion
Wave bye to illusion

Mind take a rest
While the ego plays chess
Look to the west
The sun does it best
Let go of your fear
Enlightenment’s here

Reach in, leave no trace
Reach in, leave no trace

Your own impersonal Buddha
Someone who looks into space
Emotionless face
Your own impersonal Buddha
Someone who stares into space
Won’t leave a trace

Feeling all stressed
Always so depressed
Second guessed
Your life is a mess
To end all your confusion
Wave bye to illusion

Mind take a rest
While the ego plays chess
Look to the west
The sun does it best
Let go of your fear
Enlightenment’s here

Reach in, leave no trace
Reach in, leave no trace