03 May 2017

In a digital world ruled by algorithms that feed us the news we want to read, or they think we ought to read, our view of the world ends up so skewed, Marcus, I think mine is just resting on its side.

Those are the synthetic absolutes we respond to in so many different ways, the reality we wear, our straight horizon, our green sky, our renunciation of discernment.

Think of poems them, so slanted, their words are sliding out as they are written. We need upright poetry, Marcus, that creates harsh angles between stubborn voices and pre-conceived truths.

Try writing from oblique spaces, in blunt diagonals, lines that find their own direction, that cross out others. Try lying on your side.

you take off from the sigh of the mountain
brother eagle
those clouds never see you coming

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19 thoughts on “03 May 2017

  1. This is soo wonderfully heartfelt!❤️ Especially love; “Think of poems them, so slanted, their words are sliding out as they are written. We need upright poetry, Marcus, that creates harsh angles between stubborn voices and pre-conceived truths.” ❤️

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  2. I knew you would talk to Marcus on this topic! 🙂 I am carefully examining the instructions for writing poetry; I don’t think you’re kidding!

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