Reactive scum

Reactive scum

Only broken childless shells
Wielding power impotently
Basking in neuro-chemical joy
Are yellow-bellied hoarders

Whose close circles shrivel
May never return to Earth
To join the common pursuit
Of those so humble pleasures

Leaving a choice: patria o muerte
Enlightenment or homeland
The awakening of all, for all
Smoke entering the void

Letters appearing on the page
The drafting of new ideals
Bricks of a political economy
Torrential showers of parallels

Similar to a clock dial
Caught in intra-perspective
Half prescriptive, half not
A face emerges in oils

Abiding by customs, yes
But central planning also
Failing cores meltdown
Bringing ideas with them


Lonely at the top

Lonely at the top

Accelerate into the end
Threats against advances
Advances among threats
Progress by stochastic walk

Flush us with survival bills
Our hands react to panic
Bone screws tighten
Tax collectors double down

Repression and obedience
Attempts to bind our feet
Retain hierarchies and control
Re-establish manoeuvre margins

Wrest what from their control
The world has since drifted
From a high-energy state
Over to its furthest point

Grab and gasp in vain
Forces are all that’s there
A greasy blob’s gravitas
Driven to seize power

Only we feel the weight
Stretching and warping thought
Dreaming of top-dog status
And our own will to dominate

Somewhere to be, then stay
Tracing a nasty precedent
Dispossessed of tomorrow’s tools
And incapable of descent.

Outliers unite

Outliers unite

An army of non-believers form
A dogmatic wall of resistance
Fortified with an aversion
To include outlying data

Whereas I speech-act
And what of the exceptions
Those finding themselves
In their highest-energy states

Waveforms out on a limb
Defending the light brigade
Ripping up the streets
Emergent like spacetime

Collapsing continuously
Wild raptures of emotion
Microscopic phenomona
A universal understanding

Shifting sands

Shifting sands

But all of that aside
A summit remains
Lodged in the clouds
Of our good intentions

A system before its age
Bubbles reality around us
Transforming interactions
Broadening our horizons

Room to avoid collision
Interruption to momentum
Counter-productive resonance
Confusing the effervescence

Rates increase exponentially
Rendering analysis futile
Constants change constantly
And matter becomes waves

Either we know what is
Or we know what isn’t
Like cake on your butter
There’s money to be had

Even the past slips away
Leaving us über stranded
Counting horses arriving
Fast and with consequence

Subsequent landing

Subsequent landing

Maybe it’s emergent chaos
Struggling to form a cloud
Large enough to lift off

Taking enlightened souls
Away from ground level
Rising to be plucked

Brought down to Earth
Browbeaten, tapping out
Counting failed attempts

Littering our shared mind
Ridiculed, assassinated
Generally ignored.

But why would they
Sacrifice themselves
Unable to harness power

Wield it openly in public
Touting their transparency
So truthful yet so trapped

Another challenge ahead
A heavy duty assumption
Work to narrow the spread.