Abyss

A body filled withAmber waterExplodes in golden burstsOf endless movement. The blood of dead leaves,Their decay oozingFrom cavernous shadowsIn the black depths.It seeps into skin and And lives, grows,Under a surface of flesh.   Sculptures of meat and boneFlirt with the creature’s dark edges.They are as powerful as Flower petalsSwept onto the surfaceBy an uncaring [...]

The Death of a Whale

Decay stirring In its dense, inexplicable insides,As it settles gently On the ocean floor.With the crabs; with the algaeWith the fish; with the ash.In the coldSilence. The burden of the depthsSilence the weightOf death. On the day of the surrender The waves were peaceful.Reflecting the bleeding morning sun;Their tears caressing the array ofTiny pebbles on [...]

The Unknown

My life exists in two realities My soul is pulled from side to side Torn apart My brain is lost, confused The incessant chatter of voices in my head One is listing chemical equations, Analyzing the Cold War, conjugating French Verbs Sharp edges and flourescent lights Organized letters and Mindless humming The comforting and constant [...]

The Mental Void

Lately, I have become very interested in consciousness: where it comes from and what it does. (You can read my post about it here) There really is no definitive answer to this really big question, but the way I see it, consciousness is an evaluation of your perception of the physical world. This evaluation takes [...]

Our Human Consciousness

What is consciousness? Obviously, this is a very difficult question to answer since no one really knows what it is, neither scientists nor philosophers. The standard definition of consciousness, kindly provided by Wikipedia, is: “the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself,” which really does [...]

The Steps to Conformity

Don’t do this Instead, do that Don’t act this way So they don't stare So they don't care So they don't notice you Because if they do, then you're a failure Hide the features That make you human Your bruised eyes and blemishes Your marks and mistakes And your rough edges Because they’re a sign [...]

New York City: A Microcosm of Human Excellence

June 1st 2018: Today, I visited New York City Again. It surprises me how every single time I go to this wonderful city, I see much more and notice much more. Today, I paid special attention to the buildings. The steel, glass, and concrete giants looming over us, reminding us of our insignificance but also [...]