Penultimate

A heightened pulse through constricted veins and capillaries, that moment just before the pumping muscle arrests, that’s where the world teeters today.  The tide of change befuddles the wildest imagination.  The happenings of the last thirty years have culminated to a veritable pandemonium.  Embers from the Great War smoldered through the Cold war, through ideological and sectarian revolutions in every corner of the world, displacing millions.  The hydra of war spawned countless new heads, seethed with a phantom hatred for anything other than its own ravenous appetite for myopic survival.  Judging our kin with preconceived notions, we near a calamitous disposition faster than we realize.  Waiting for that one last straw.  Yet we keep cutting off heads instead of turning them to stone.

Angel

You leaving left such a void in me

Like I had fallen into a well

Five years it has taken me to reclaim my soul from that darkness

A million steps back and then lift-offs to places beyond my imagination.

I have often wondered if this was good

If it was right that we went our separate ways

I do not know the answer to that

But I know that we are more because of each other.

To you, my love.

My eternal tribute.

 

Albert

Something quite apparent that’s been largely denied, resisted and unacknowledged would make Albert Einstein a happy man were he alive today.  As him and many of his like-minded contemporaries once wished, globalism has made sovereign borders obsolete.  Perhaps not in the way they had envisioned and most certainly not yet completely realized, modern society transcends space and time more and more each day.  Its seeds were sown long before the internet and Dr. Einstein’s wishful thinking, when the first immigrant migrated to a foreign land.  Fantasize for a moment and picture this:

When the lone wolf settled in a faraway land, it brought with it its habits, its culture and practices.  It brought fond memories, the fondest of which took root in the strange place that would become home.  From those seeds apple trees grew in places where apples had never been.  They were these ruby-red fruits the people of that foreign land had never seen.  It called to them, attracting locals to the tree – to the shiny reds among its branches and leaves.  With just that first look-see the world got smaller.  With the first bite, time and space warped and defied a path nature intended – of not growing apple trees where they were now a much beloved invasive species.  Though, another perspective would suggest that it was exactly what nature intended.  To operate in space and time, the universe cannot be linear; without a binary dynamic, aberrations, deviations and mutations.  Without the migrating lone wolf and apple trees in unforeseen lands the universe would stop moving.  Entropy as a law of physics and a philosophy of chaotic ascension would cease to exist.  If it were as nature intended, it would undo itself.  There would be no cause or effect, no action or reaction; everything would become the same.  An ashy nothing with no meaning.

Dr. Einstein and his friends had hoped that world leaders would accept their consensus and agreeably transition to a world without international borders, with a collective governmental enterprise to ensure global security and social welfare.  Of course, he saw this truth to be self-evident as much in the principles of physics as in a proper way of life.  Such prescience can hardly be expected of the world in general.  Over the decades after his passing, this manipulation of space and time has passed obvious and borders on redundant.  Advancements in science now defy reality, making colonizing Mars with 3-d printed homes the vanguard of 21st century real-estate development and urban planning rather than science fiction.  Yet most of humanity remains oblivious to its true potential; agreeable to a linear assembly-line life in a dynamic playing field, accustomed to habits it fears losing and afraid of apple trees from foreign lands.  For society to come full circle and be on the same footing regardless of individual circumstances, world governments would have to dissolve sovereign borders and create one global enterprise with the specific ministerial responsibilities of individual and institutional welfare and security.  If ‘the interest of all and of harm to none’ becomes the unitary goal towards which humanity strives, with the consolidated guidance of all our progresses thus far, what a world we’d herald.

Shoulder

You cannot sweep hate under the rug; it bubbles up.

Like a noxious fume from beneath the crust of ignorance.

You cannot politically correct or constitutionally protect hate; it unravels.

In time, like a house of cards ignited by tiki torches from the garden store.

But you can turn it to stone with habits and conditions that freeze its bone.

And the poison produced within.

 

Division

Chaos in this world has reached new heights.  Our mended fractures have broken again.  We see a world divided.  Like a man taken apart organ by organ and each organ then willed to live on its own; how can the heart feed itself?  Each of us think of ourselves as different from another much more than we see ourselves in others – though they both hold equally true.  So obviously a reactive disparity will exist in a paradigm where we define ourselves by only our differences.  An unequal competitive mindset where only a certain kind of ‘fittest’ survive.  Nature does not work that way.  Universal laws balance life and death equally in an endless cycle rather than the finite linear race current society perceives.