Friday, July 20, 2012

Writing As Is

Writing - not how things are written, but exactly how thoughts come out as is. No syntax, no sense at times, strange associations, vivid memories (visual and audio), ego-focused with random impulsive feelings, hints of fantasy and distracted at times..possibly while walking down a street.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

What Is Sold

So many sell fears.
But who tells a solution?

I’m tired of buying fears
That make you a coward

The lawyer, the accountant, the consultant
The politician  who says watch out
"The uncertainty no one knows"
Their living is fear

But neat
But reputable

No revelation
On any given day
No revelation
In the next year

The journalists speculate
Telling us about some kind of state

Piecemeal voices
Who are never there
Words could be a lie
But what lies ahead?

The friend who says beware
The mother or father who says
Don’t do this
Or that?

Well-meaning but scared
Well-spoken, they never dared
To any kind of gold
Or future that unfolds

To reflect on what if
Instead of what may
To make something small
Instead of tall

It circles the drain
Especially when it rains

A self-fulfilling prophecy
Makes nothing easy

Changing a narrative
To be afraid
Changing the restorative
To nothing said

What is this antic
Of borderline panic?
You're burned anyways
Too scared to know it

There’s no action in fear
No reaction but fear
No momentum created
No feeling belated

It can trip up every step
Press down instead of up
See ground instead of sky
Say empty instead of full

But who tells a solution?
This silence is deafening
When fear's what’s sold
Truth be told 
Anything else would be bold

One constitution
Against an intitution

Flip a coin
Is either fear
Or possibility 

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

The Road Not Taken

Neutralizing what is feared is a beaten path. Nourishing what is inspiring is a road not taken.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The Art of Repetition

When someone repeats themselves, is it: 1) running out of things to say 2) forgetting what was said 3) thinking you didn’t hear it 4) a press release  5) a blues song 6) going senile or 7) talking to yourself. 

When repeating what others say, is it 1) no mind of your own 2) Stepford Wives 3) brainwashing  4) hypnosis 5)  a reflex 6) true belief  or 7) a form of slavery.

Or is it   9) religion  10) not seeing  a difference 11) social media sharing 12) a press release 13) Simon Says  14) quoting.

Politics can also be seen like Warhol Art.

Context changes everything. 

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Art Clock 2

As a writer, one thing I never liked about writing for a daily: most stories are forgotten the very next day. Everything you've written becomes meaningless. With social networks, it's even faster - replaced by the next thing, next minute, sometimes, by the next second.

Who remembers the status report written one year ago or even yesterday? 

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Art Clock

"Photo Blog"
Create new art = creating new media. 

There's a clock in every piece of art timing how long it will last. Some art lasts a second like fireworks or one day like a social network post. Others become heritage works standing the test of time for many years to come. And rarer still are masterpieces spanning centuries.