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-what to do what to do-
unsure so I rummage
ruminate on the past like
a cow
chew it over and you
will hate me for that
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I was young once I'm sure of it
driving south through the cotton
I see it all around and remember
even the first time I crossed the
river on the ferry the other side
and it was but a few miles away
it was my second time there I
split my head on the concrete
steps up to the house while my
father told me to stop be careful
later visits I explored the property
found the chicken coop making
breakfast and dinner walked the
untilled back lot to the river just
downstream from the ferry there
was a broken fence twisted off
this was the cut bank side land
was shrinking life bleeding out
washed away deep into the muddy
current I returned years later to
the land of my father stolen by
time the fence once stretch from
road to the river has drifted now
the back lot the coop and their
farmhouse with concrete steps
gone of course time changes
its much shorter now and the
broken fence is all that remains
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...and I wonder did I
meet her once at
some cafe or was it
a bar what was that
song playing she
gently sang it and I
thought of her lips
and the passion...
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I only remember well
those who walked before
me I learn their lessons
that I may be remembered
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we do not exist to serve life
life exists to serve us
this is the bribe we agree to
that we may serve life
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darkness night envelops
singularity of form mind
and frustration within the
need to hold feel another
alike against a soul as a
self a protection cure of
empty aloneness fear of
not dying except this way
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little things annoy us in our arrogance
teach us when we would not learn we
are but the center of our own mind not
the universe
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I am nobody alone with the cold dark self in my mind
disposable like a thousand other corpses into the wet
depths surrounding me pulling me down down to the
inside cowering before the monster I pretend that I
control I am so cold in my presence fear dripping out
comfort evaporates I reach out to confront my fear
the beast howls
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i live on the fear
is all i am wasted
on me am I just
useless and not
worthy arrogant
belief that trust
has been
silent hands
gripping tightly
trying to strangle
myself into silence
or someone else
into oblivion
love me as you promised or find me
slow to anger and long to relent I
do not deal well with lies they are -
they stagger me shake my body my
soul my - I - I must remember to
breath and count to 10 before I -
close my eyes and kill the image
you burned into my mind with
lies and love
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because I'm scared
and finally alone
with my dark side
she won't email me now
i have failed him them
both all 3 she hates me
and he feels i am just a
burden he must punish
himself with and I am
just a failure someone
will never rent a room to
homeless shelters do not
answer the phone today
i pretend even suicide
prevention would put me
on hold i want to think i
know these people but i
don't won't name names
even when life is breaking
the police will come i am
in my car sleeping and the
plate is expired and from a
different state and they
will put me in jail again
with nothing but my own
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I'll be down soon and will
be here for a while if you
decide you need me i am
here waiting always i am
just not  someone you
seem to need if you like
i could go away instead
crawl up inside myself
abandon me like you have
i am unworthy never to
have or to hold or even
touch you
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down down
no no no
stop end
just kill me
you have
taken my dignity
any self respect
from me and
will expect me
to forgive you
for the damage
done but you
have denied am
i even human
existence is
no point i
wish nothing
i wish the
fugue state
the spiral
in and down
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Negative Press Coffee by maxnort Negative Press Coffee :iconmaxnort:maxnort 1 13 it's not MY fault by maxnort it's not MY fault :iconmaxnort:maxnort 2 7 elizabeth warren by maxnort elizabeth warren :iconmaxnort:maxnort 0 31 Clock-Face by maxnort Clock-Face :iconmaxnort:maxnort 1 7
time is of the essence of gears, quartz, and clock springs
distilled and bottled with fuzzy bubbles
time is of the effervescence
like beer

nawkaman ran a poll. beer ensued.

I could "finish" this and make it boring, but I prefer it like it is
  • Listening to: my ears ring, the voice in my head
  • Reading: anything, everything
  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda
it has come to my attention recently that the administration around this hell hole chooses to protect those who violate the copyright of others above the rights of copyright holders.

if you want something of mine, let me know.

I'm going dark, here.

if I find a place that I feel I can trust, I may post back.

I'd suggest any and all of you who are serious about what you do leave now, delete everything.
  • Listening to: my ears ring, the voice in my head
  • Reading: anything, everything
  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda
the powers that be around here; those who run the different literature groups and try to have them gel into a community, also try to get us to publicly express opinions that differentiate us from a doormat. to that end, sometimes, they want our opinion. well, frequently they want our opinions, not just sometimes, because really, our opinions are our community.

sometimes I participate. sometimes I don't. I don't believe that my opinions represent anything like a majority; perhaps just a few, and sometimes not relevant. so, what I read, where I read, why I read; the questions asked, and my answers are not of the majority, so I don't give them to help steer the community. but still, I read, and something I have read recently is, while not relevant, very important. the concept this brings out is censorship. not discussed around here, but very important in the real world.

it was originally written in German by Gunter Grass. I study German (to feed my own obsessions - see my gallery), as do some friends in the real world around me. because of the modern face of US politics, I found his Danzig Trilogy looking for more information on what it looks like on the inside when fascism takes over. then I found out that before he died, he was forbidden to enter Israel because of his written opinion, here...


Günter Grass: 'What Must Be Said'

Poem published in the Süddeutsche Zeitung, has created a heated debate in both Germany and Israel
First published on Thursday 5 April 2012  

What must be said

Why have I kept silent, held back so long,

on something openly practised in

war games, at the end of which those of us

who survive will at best be footnotes?

It's the alleged right to a first strike


that could destroy an Iranian people

subjugated by a loudmouth

and gathered in organized rallies,

because an atom bomb may be being

developed within his arc of power.

Yet why do I hesitate to name

that other land in which

for years – although kept secret –

a growing nuclear power has existed

beyond supervision or verification,

subject to no inspection of any kind?

This general silence on the facts,

before which my own silence has bowed,

seems to me a troubling, enforced lie,

leading to a likely punishment

the moment it's broken:

the verdict "Anti-semitism" falls easily.

But now that my own country,

brought in time after time

for questioning about its own crimes,

profound and beyond compare,

has delivered yet another submarine to Israel

(in what is purely a business transaction,

though glibly declared an act of reparation)

whose speciality consists in its ability

to direct nuclear warheads toward

an area in which not a single atom bomb

has yet been proved to exist, its feared

existence proof enough, I'll say what must be said.

But why have I kept silent till now?

Because I thought my own origins,

tarnished by a stain that can never be removed,

meant I could not expect Israel, a land

to which I am, and always will be, attached,

to accept this open declaration of the truth.

Why only now, grown old,

and with what ink remains, do I say:

Israel's atomic power endangers

an already fragile world peace?

Because what must be said

may be too late tomorrow;

and because – burdened enough as Germans –

we may be providing material for a crime

that is foreseeable, so that our complicity

will not be expunged by any

of the usual excuses.

And granted: I've broken my silence

because I'm sick of the West's hypocrisy;

and I hope too that many may be freed

from their silence, may demand

that those responsible for the open danger

we face renounce the use of force,

may insist that the governments of

both Iran and Israel allow an international authority

free and open inspection of

the nuclear potential and capability of both.

No other course offers help

to Israelis and Palestinians alike,

to all those living side by side in enmity

in this region occupied by illusions,

and ultimately, to all of us.

 Translated by Breon Mitchell (no relation. This is just the best english translation I can find)
  • Listening to: my ears ring, the voice in my head
  • Reading: anything, everything
  • Watching: the world slowly destroy itself (slowly?)
  • Eating: low carbohydrate
  • Drinking: no soda


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Disclaimer: I am autistic. What I create is typical of me. I do not try to be different, nor do I try to conform.

feel free to comment, and I will try to answer, but do not try what you see at home. It'll leave a mark and may stain the carpet. Your Mileage May Vary. and yes; that's a mockingbird in a bell jar. I prefer Sylvia Plath to Harper Lee.



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