Secure

I sometimesWatch the light fadeFrom streetlightsThat woke just8 hours agoAnd I wonderIf we built machinesBecause weNeeded to knowWe could make somethingControllableAnd somethingThat could be fixedAnd something thatNever need dieSo we could liftThe light in lifeAnd never letDarkness overrideOur sense ofEver-beingnessButI think it backfiredWhen we added anOn switchWe never let ourselvesOr our machines restAnd we stumbleIContinue reading “Secure”

Timing

It took a little timeFor her fingersTo get to gripWith the gripOn those strings She pulled time fromA clock with her handsTied in a knotAnd knotted an hourOf mine And the music playedIt was haunting, and frayedLike she wasn’t so sureShe could finish the songShe was wrong Her hands took a momentAnd stretched itTo unfoldContinue reading “Timing”

Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust; Chapter 1

In a previous post, I mentioned that I would begin my philosophical re-education with Solnit’s ‘Wanderlust’. I don’t believe I’ll write a post about every chapter, but what I can say about this one is that it gripped me. It’s rare to read a writer, who is a thinker, who grips me in a wayContinue reading “Rebecca Solnit, Wanderlust; Chapter 1”

My Philosophical Rage and a Promise of Re-Education…

I feel the featured image on this post is particularly appropriate. When I wandered my way into the university where I did my MA, and promptly knew it was the wrong course for me, but still stuck with it because – well, it’s a long because and it’s already rooted in the depths of thisContinue reading “My Philosophical Rage and a Promise of Re-Education…”