What’s Up With the Poet?

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/smftu7n7dx35f7p/what%27s%20up%20with%20the.mp3?dl=0

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What’s Up With the Poet?

She still can’t walk away from her vehicle, or drive that vehicle out of town, in safety.

She still keeps her van’s curtains down against mocking sounds whenever she moves.

What’s changed is that this dastardly duo of stalker/targeters now seems to feel that their activities must be carried out more carefully.

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The Work of Human Consciousness Ascension

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/cvnkud3lnevfdh5/the%20work%20of%20human%20consciousness%20ascension%20.mp3?dl=0

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The Work of Human Consciousness Ascension

Sit amid the hatred
Calm amid the pain
Lift your thoughts from hurt and wrong
Into loftiness again

Lift them for the multitudes
Who’ve not yet learned to do
As you’re doing now for them
Back again for you

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Creativity on Public WiFi

(When the poet was too poor to afford a data connection, she went to public coffeehouses to do all of her online work)

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/uz5gpiqapav8egc/creativity%20on%20public%20wifi.mp3?dl=0

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Creativity on Public WiFi

Can’t:

▪ Laugh maniacally while writing funny poetry
▪ Weep when it’s tragic
▪ Smoke inspirationally
▪ Become incandescently suffused with the Divine
▪ Rock the body when pain gets very bad
▪ Talk to self to help order thought while conducting indexing on a five-inch touch screen
▪ Ask the nice people to turn the music down
▪ Work till I can barely crawl over to my pallet, and collapse upon it

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Whole is Greater

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/tbjz29pw4h8jrpb/whole%20is%20greater%20.mp3?dl=0

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Whole is Greater

The price to pay for faking it
Is not to know how you might feel,
The price to pay for lying
Is not to tell real from unreal

The price for cheating someone
Is to cheated be yourself,
The price for wrong abandonment
Is to be put upon a shelf

The moment that your usefulness
To someone else is done,
Making others fearful feel
Will teach you how to run

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Scary Statistics

(For perspective: The single state of California locks more people into cages every year than every other nation in the world combined. Including China.

That statistic ~ and those in the poem below ~ terrifying as they are ~ fail to take into account our further millions politely imprisoned in elderly, medical, homeless and assisted living facilities with “no unsupervised exits,” nor the yet further millions in potential imprisonment in the new urban bulletproof glass and steel low income housing buildings with master locks behind their front counters.

Question: At what point do we start calling the land of the free a prison republic?)

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Recorded Reading: https://www.dropbox.com/s/c4h5b4h1bi9iru7/scary%20statistics.mp3?dl=0

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Scary Statistics

Our land, formerly of the free and brave,
Had better look its central self to save
For in this country there no longer be
Sufficient reason to call ourselves free

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In a Sacred Manner I Come

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Recorded Reading; https://www.dropbox.com/s/cm3sd7wu0b6n89t/in%20a%20sacred%20manner%20i%20come.mp3?dl=0

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In a Sacred Manner I Come

Take the first steps on
Your chosen pathway midst the throng
Set your will upon
Your worthy goal that mill among

Plenty there will be
Attempting to stand in your way
Plenty will agree
No value lies in what you say

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