The shades of reality that can be articulated in verse resemble the qualities of intuition and instinct that rest more on the relationships between discrete facts than on the facts themselves. When poems are both inductive and meditative, they make self-knowledge honest by capturing those aspects of both perception and understanding that defy concise description or quantification. The insights produced in this way are less subject to biases and the manipulations that are sometimes applied to serve one’s preferences.
LCS Little Rock should have reached its home of Mayport, Florida, by now.
Literally more littoral than expected. Now remember, it is in Montreal … Good fist post-commissioning port song. 🙂
A line of poetry relevant to the current political moment.
Terrifying or exciting? Ultra violet could be either.
IT’S AN ULTRA-VIOLET WORLD
“Complex” doesn’t begin to describe it. We’re wrestling with an administration that wants to reverse decades of progress in civil rights, economic justice, environmentalism, and more. We’re confronting the ugly truths about gender inequality and abuse. But just as fast as some forces are yanking us into the past, we’re careening even more rapidly into the future thanks to powerful innovations in biotechnology, artificial intelligence, and blockchain technology.
Purple, of all the colors in the spectrum, embodies this situation best, as Pantone explains. “[Ultra Violet] is a very provocative shade, but it’s also a thoughtful color–it sounds like a bit of an oxymoron,” Eiseman says. “This is the kind of color attached, historically, to originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking. These are the elements we need to create a meaningful future. Inventiveness and imagination is something we seek in our personal lives and business worlds. People are looking for that ‘magic bullet,’ and this shade is the perfect shade to lead right into it . . . It’s intriguing, fascinating, and magical.” …
Those darn space storms
And EM field variance
Slow some telepathic norms
Like pre/post crisis experience
We set θ = zeroes
And nulls got rejected
But our unsung heroes
Were wrongfully injected!
What was n? Size of sample?
Are some participants dead?
Was the warning to them ample?
Did they waive sudden-death?
It is critical to know
That senses are heightened
In a shit-storm or show
It is likely to be frightened
When then-President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on geomagnetic storm preparedness, spiritual side effects of space weather events were criminally neglected. Apparently the Central Intelligence Agency took the issue of solar flare-induced psychic phenomena more seriously, however, dedicating part of of its 824 page risk report on it.
Skull and bones, globe-devouring reptiles
Freemasons, Knights Templar & their secret stash
No weaving webs here, only burning piles
Yo! DARPA! Make a high tech mustache
From child sacrifice to Reptilian overlords, Bohemian Grove is the stuff of many a wide-eyed conspiracy theory. But as a speech uncovered in the Central Intelligence Archives shows, for one newly-minted CIA director it was simply a venue for a few jokey anecdotes and some redacted bragging.
I am making an FOIA request, whereby
I’ll be asking … or as some say axing
Time travel to a barn? Tell me why?
A case so hairy, it needs some waxing
The unknown, uneasy feeling, very thick smoke
Just as it looked it was going downhill
A circling green light, to me thus spoke
It’s only a zoo, few chickens, and a bald Buffalo Bill!
Back in January, when it was first announced that the Central Intelligence Agency’s declassified archives would finally be made accessible to the public, media outlets searched for strange and notable documents to pique said public’s interest. One document in particular that received considerable coverage was the seemingly inexplicable flyer for a wax museum. We did a little digging, however, and it turns out there’s a perfectly reasonable explanation for the flyer: time-traveling psychics.
Goes without saying – so have no doubt
Super-sensitives are – oh so thin
‘ts not condoms, that I’m talking about
But electrovalents on their skin
Super human, what an organism!
Yanking his sword, it was frightening
30 hours a day, practiced onanism
And got fiery balls of lightning!
As late as 1990, reports collected by the Pentagon show the U.S. Government was willing to take seriously reports that the Soviets were able to manifest “ball lightning” by using the brain as a “superconductor.”
My first efforts were in high school and they were predictably trite, often to the point of tears. During college years, I was too busy with other, more important affairs to write, yet the times were too intense to ignore the innate power of a good poem …