BIRTH

I feel deep pelvis

Reflex riding contractions up my core

shaping sounds

resonating skull bones

 

Ah

I body

exercise yes

pelvis to head

mind of movement

subpostured thought

 

This is where children grow

and I decide

with yes and no

 

if I shall birth

human beings

 

Core

muscles

pelvis to head

subposture thought:

no and yes

They move together

to decide

if I will bear

the tribe

or barren

to grow myself and you

CLIMATE CHANGE

As a society

we behave

based

on justifications

 

Truths

we agree upon

explaining

why we live this way

 

and climate change

is challenging them all

 

Climate

changing

because of a way of living

justified by

truths

 

What are these truths?

“Part of you

is limitless

infinite”

 

Pick your truth

 

Christianity

infinite soul

New Age

infinite consciousness

Transhumanism

infinite mind with machine

Academia

limitless knowledge to join the hivemind

Money

your worth to infinity

 

All of them claim

that part of self

has a limitless character

A vastness

surpassing

body

 

We believe.

 

“It's truth”

we think

 

We want to show

how much we believe

 

Accumulate

to match

outer lives

to an inner infinity

 

Justifications

 

Against climate change,

they all fall apart

 

We are not infinite

 

We are not limitless

 

Climate change

is

about

limits

 

Climate change is about

limits

 

as individuals

as bodies

as a species

 

To correct perspective

we create

a strong emotional relationship

with the

finite

sensory

nature

of

ourselves

 

An understanding

of self as body

 

This requires

a new spiritual truth

explaining how

emotions, mind, consciousness, ah

are finite processes

 

Sensory experiences

rooted in flesh events

 

Felt, flesh sensations

rising

passing away

in a dance of life

until death

 

A new generation

dancing next

 

What happens

when we don't

waste our time

thinking about

living after we die?

What happens when we don't think about

why

it's possible?

And how

“I”

will get there?

 

What happens when I don't fantasize about

MY

SELF

after

death?

 

I

think

about others

who will live after me

 

That's how climate change

will change

 

when our truths

justify behavior

to continue life

POEMS

DIY paper booklet, plastic ring bindings (not shown in pic) with a couple dozen poems. Contact me to buy a copy, $10 and maybe a couple extra bucks to ship it to you. Thanks!

THE STATE OF THINGS

 

The world
breaking down
fear uncertainty grabbing masses
old orders clamping down
authoritarianism
people clinging to what they know
others resisting within and without the system

 

Masses in unconscious anxiety 
because their world view is challenged
feel their own death 
and urgently stoke their spiritual bank accounts more
to become more pure
drawing from the existing models and systems
feeding the legitimacy of the authority

 

until we all die

Though perhaps
we can strongly and simultaneously
create a new model
rooted in new paradigms
building from the ground
self-trust
trust of others
networks of care
spiritually justified
by knowledge that we have limits
that we are bodies

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