Contemplating the El

all that is
exists
in relation to
its
opposite

perception is
a determination
of
perceptible energies

feeling
is a result of the relationship
between
the perceiver
and the perceived

reality
as an individual experience

is possible

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the elusive them

they already own
my definition of sanity

they already own
my
idea of dietary health
they
yes they, the elusive them

they
who write the magazines
they
who decide what the tv personalities
will say
over the internet megaphone
persuading the public

they
who own my creative disregard
they
who sacrifice Jehovah
and attach His recreated likeness
to the multiarm palms of the
Demon of War Profiteering

they
who turn the gears of industry
they
who decide how our votes
will be counted

they in media
they in advertising
they, who discovered subliminal messages
can directly target single mothers,
children,
pensioners,
ethnicities

they who propagate fear
racism
& psychiatry
they who imagine new illnesses
to keep us in their pockets

-making $billions on symptom treatments
because the disgusting truth is
they
can`t profit off
a healthy populace

they
who process my food
they
who change their minds
every few years
about
just what
exactly

healthy is

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it is what it is

those triangles
hung around her neck
like a shark-tooth necklace
only
more geometric
,and cut
to catch light

the largest triangle
lay snugly
at the nape of her
cleavage
impossible to miss
with the angle of the counter
such
that one was always looking
down
at the receptionists
these
fat girls
with obvious self-image
problems

I
made it clear
that I was interested
in what was
going on
elsewhere
I noticed her tits
and triangles
of course
but I’m not an animal

…just paying rent

staring into the middle distance
remembering
the cab ride downtown
passed by a man
pushing fifty
wearing a lime green t-shirt
&a grey hooded sweater
unzipped, hood down
walking into the rain
“ha,
he’s makin’ good time. i
passed by that guy over on
eleventh, the cabbie said,
must be wet
with those plastic slippers
he’s wearing.”

“hardship comes easily
to some people.”
thought to myself
watching that man
carrying a folded child’s umbrella
bright pink
returning it to a granddaughter,
maybe?
a random stranger
with inappropriate shoes
caught by the pinch
of responsibility

I walked home from the rental office
in the rain
but,
mine was
for want of cab fare, christ
they raised my rent
a hundred bucks!

maybe next time I’ll pay her
jewellery a compliment

make small talk
with eye contact
maybe
when I can live with myself
for it
I’ll knuckle-under
and
become old

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an illusion destroyed

beautifully made
from different types of
wood
handcrafted
to fit so exactly
a labor
of love
this doctor’s prayer :
an acknowledgement of the covenant
between practitioner and patient
hangs
in a place of prominence
on the wall
of exam room A
in a small practice
downtown
it, more than this immaculate
space
warms the heart
feels
like being in the hands
of a healer

relaxing
soothing,
before The diminutive Man
walks in
barking questions
with a hurried air
accusational
as if
I
am somehow abusing
His
time

it happens, and it seems
though
that I may be
appreciating this
for the first time
while
he
has the contempt
of
age

being in the presence of
such irony

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demystified

Cadborosaurus, Naitaka,
or Ogopogo
supposedly
an aquatic serpent
(plesiosaur was ruled-out)
lives
in the deep, dark
of Lake Okanagan
seems more like a tourist trap
and an excuse to sell
T-shirts
however (1991) a submarine
and a wealthy man
explored
the curvature of the lake
found
no mystery
and some sturgeon
(let’s not forget that
famous Nessie photo is
a proven hoax)

it’s the Big Foot problem again
if
Mr. Foot is a missing link
between Man and Ape
then
he falls outside the
evolutionary ladder, and thus
cannot exist
unless we are to suppose
that an ancient hominid species
exists
to this day

we would need to shift
our reality paradigm
to allow for this
inclusion
and admit that it is not
a link between Man and anything
but
a notion
that a larger hominid species existed
alongside our ancestors
and did not exert its dominance over
our barbaric predecessors
or
that we fled from it
grew in multitude
and are now searching for this elusive
creature
that
should have the primitive instinct
to not
be afraid
of us

(ridiculous)
another
Lost City of Atlantis
I
doubt very much
Plato could have assumed
that his picto-graphical treatise
on how a hypothetical parliament may
govern a probable society
would be unfortunately translated
into literal terms
by a superfuture people who feel
a
world without mystery
is boringly complete

Plato envisioned his Atlantis
at a time when the whole
of the Earth was not known
nor
could he have imagined a
psychological impact that knowledge
would have
on the societies of our time

it’s
Alien Autopsy
The Roswell Crash
area 51
science fiction
media hyperbole
the Lost City
sea monsters
Slenderman
Unicorns
etc.

it’s the Lovecraftian fixation
with the unknown

people have died searching for
these
lost odysseys
spent their lives into insanity
defending
a dream
science does not validate

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With Stupid

it occurred to me
not all at once, though
through a series
of diagrams
and self illuminations
that
the problem with stupid
is not genetics, but
rather
Media

let’s begin in this way

what might happen to a mind
that does not utilize
imagination
naturally
as with reading, or using
language the mind must
conceptualize an idea
then
utilize language form
and symbolism to transmit
the idea in a manner
that another mind
can conceive
but
instead passively ingests information
from media communications?

assuming that this is true, and
reasonable
and I should see no reason
for it not to be
then
let’s alter the diagram
by placing a child
during its formative years
in front of a television, or
similar media device(s)

and consider what
may happen to an unused
imagination

would a significantly smaller
portion
of a developing mind not
be overpowered by more
dominant features?

add to this diagram
a generation raised by
the unimaginative
in the same
fashion

and you have a populace
of
stupid.

thank you.

post script:
if One cannot think for themselves
and is dependant on information
sources for guidance, then
a continued manipulation
on the part of the provider
is of obvious disguise.

© Emerys Watchel, 2017 All rights reserved.

inverted motion

the Moon sits on my patio
playing a harp
song for the wolves to sleep
as
she feeds the curious deer
with multitudinous hands
revolving dew-cupped
palms
for curious, tenacious tongues

she does
all of this
glowing radiant
and the beasts lay fast
asleep
and my third eye opens
as a blooming flower

and I
fall back visualizing a stairwell
which I climb
upside down
feet toward the ceiling

“what does it mean,
my self waking asks
is She
a womb, or a poison
am I
climbing,
or descending?”

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