Friday, March 24, 2017

The best thing to do with hunger...



Anything can be borne if it can be accepted. The biggest gift of growing older so far has been learning to be kind to all parts of me, not just the shiny bits... developing the confidence to know that I can embrace feelings of fear, pain and confusion/whatever in the knowledge that I am strong enough to feel it all and still belong to myself. This is life. All of it. All of it is miraculous. Even when we are in a state of longing or dissatisfaction, that's because we know all the beauties that are possible for us. .'The best thing to do with hunger, is make it the food/make of it an all-absorbing music...'

Love you,

Gemx

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It kills and it eats (for standing rock) - freewrite wednesday 22/02/17

We think it tame –
The beast – gone feral at standing rock
Parasite – all tooth and guts and metal -
We have apps for it – we think it a pet
but we’re food - dying in it’s belly
Endless ravenous – sucking blood
Black from our earth – churning ghosts
Into money - It’s tentacles are legion – it takes takes
It strangles, silences and most of all it eats
It eats – decency – conscience – the ice caps
Tribal land – hope – the future – it eats
Blind and mindless automated
Counters for eyes this devil is
A robot this robot is a monster this monster is business
Business pulled free of anchor
Of humanity of human benefit
Of skin and muscle of
Heart and feeling - colonizing everything
Filling our heads with jingles our mouths
With trash and sugar our bodies
With noise this monster dances and flashes
It wears a yellow toupe it is base and hungry – and lives for itself –
And born from us no longer cares - if we all die -
It Kills - it has logos and promises - it kills
It has teargas and hoses – it has dogs and
Helicopters and tanks and guns and bombs
It has metal fingers over our mouths -
It hides itself – it shoots down media drones – it
Spits laws like chewed bones it’s name Destruction it’s name
Acquistion it’s name Greed it’s name Misdirection it’s name Violence
It’s name horror and what’strue and whatnext and nothingtodo and
Itsnotmyproblem and itstheirfault and it kills and it kills and it eats and it
Eats and it kills and it eats and we feed it with our fear and our flesh
And our silence.