#Poem – 14.06.15

We did not come to this world to die
But perhaps
The ultimate outcome of this life
Is to leave this life complete

All possible futures
Finally condensed
Into a moment
Of perfect reminiscence
The past
And
The present
Joined in a second of finality
Paradise
Is
A
Realisation
In the midst of the walls caving in
And the curtain falling

No home
No homesickness
No love
No heartbreak
No soul
No soul to sell
No truth
No truth to hide
No lies
No lies worth telling
No pain
Anymore
No war
Anymore
No hate
Anymore
No sky
No water
No moon

And as the Last Act
Reverts back to
The Eternal Perfect Moment
Braced against eternity
As it rushes in
And it rushes on

Paradise
Is
A
Realisation

goat black and white photo
Photo by Faisal Akram Ether

 

#Poem – 25.05.15

Advancing upwards:
You might see
An impasse
Of personal places
Encased in concrete.
Love and life
Nestled into the carapace of the superstructure.
The remaking,
The subdivision,
And
The vertical convergence
Of Humanity.

You could count them:
These people piled high,
Tenants in tenements
That stretch to the sky.
All of them reclaiming
Their god given birthright
To a sense of space
And a place
No matter how small
That they can call their own

black and white skyscraper windows photo
Photo by paologmb

 

#Poem – 19.09.15

One day
You will not be here
I will not be here
Everyone you love
Will not be here
The tenuous framework that holds us all together
Society
Species
Planet
Consciousness
Will have lost the war on entropy

But today we are
Alive
And so existence is
Celebration
Miracle
Cosmic joke
And short term reversal
In the cosmic short position

And you?

You exist as
A reminder
And
A big ‘fuck you’
To the heat death of the universe

You
Once
Were
Nothing
And
You
Could
Be
Anything
Before
You
Are
Nothing
Oncemore

black and white sky stars photo
Photo by ((brian))

#Idea – ‘Je Suis Charlie’ / 07.01.05

Note: I wrote this as a response to the atrocities that occurred at the Charlie Hebdo offices in Paris, 2015. I believe it is still relevant and will be relevant as long as people do terrible things to other people…

As a rule I usually don’t ‘participate’ in the news but here are two things I would like to say re: today’s atrocity in Paris.

1. As a proposition, calling Islam ‘The Religion Of Peace’ is quite incorrect as your black swans have assault rifles and very strong convictions

2. You can’t have ‘fundamentalists’ without ‘fundamentals’. And I am not playing with semantics – if you read the Quran you will find plenty of clearly worded justification/instruction for intolerance and atrocity. True story.

I would also imagine that the lives of Muslims in the West are going to get a lot more uncomfortable in the coming weeks.

Also, I will continue to have Muslim friends.

Lots of love from ‘Dar Al Harb’, will you please stop trying to take away our right to express ourselves?

je suis charlie photo
Photo by abac077