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Showing posts with label Alien. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Alien. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Surfing with the Alien


A simple gesture
From the Destroyer of Worlds
A wordless command

The bright herald moves
A brilliant light, fire, doom
His master hungers

The Devourer
To pluck a world like ripe fruit
Press the life from it

Galactus has come
Prayers go forth, their pleas unheard
Swallowed in the void

Drifting and lifeless
Silent on the solar wind
The world sucked lifeless

The end of all hope
Herald of the burning fire
The Silver Surfer

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Xena


An alien child
Gazes at the sun, light comes
With tears, refracting

The alien child
Smiling back on her reflection
In the falling drops

Each tear a vessel
Each one a constellation
Each spark a vision

The eternal light
Come to Earth in human form
Bright faced and shining

Eternal mother
With power, patience and resolve
The loving child loves

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Agoraphobia


Stepping onto the train platform, he lights a cigarette
The hustle of the crowd confuses him

Palm to his forehead, he feel it, the cool-clammy
Perspiration, sweating

The advent of shock
            Heart pounding-quickening pulse
Psychogenic-fuge

He steps into the crowd of people, lost and consumed
Steaming bodies rock him

Tobacco smoke in the air makes him sick
Stomach fluttering

            The platform becomes
A maze, a large man curses
            “Pay attention you…!"

Fuck, the load voice barely registers above the din
Terrified and alien

His stomach rebels, vomit spills past closing lips
Clasping fingers

The crowd vanishes
Parting from his path, he is
Ushered to the train


Saturday, June 16, 2018

Alien - Editorial, The Week in Review


Analysis, Commentary, Opinion

06.16.2018


Alien


There are a hundred and ninety-two references to aliens, to strangers in scripture and none of them give license to any person or power to treat those people unjustly.
On the contrary, the law of the sacred text calls us to remember where we came from, to remember the fact that we were aliens once in a foreign land, this is true of the ancient Hebrews, and it is true of us, of all of us non-native Americans living here in the twenty-first century.
“The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God (Leviticus 19:34).
Listen to the word, and listen to this.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all people are created equal, and endowed by their creator with certain inalienable right, among them, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
The United States of America begins with this script. The rights articulated here are not given by the ruling power to the people, the people are endowed with these rights by the creator, and they cannot be abrogated except by extreme necessity.
All people are endowed with these rights; women and children, men, citizen or alien.
Listen to the law.
“Give the members of your community a fair hearing, and judge rightly between one person and another, whether citizen or resident alien (Deuteronomy 1:16).”
These are the dictates of fairness.
All people under the aegis and authority of the United States are to be afforded the same protections under the law, whether on our sovereign territory or on foreign soil. Wherever our flag flies, or the agents of our government are acting on our behalf, they are to uphold, support and defend the constitution, the purpose of which is to protect the rights of all people from injustice and tyranny.
“The judicial Power shall extend to all Cases, in Law and Equity, arising under this Constitution, the Laws of the United States (shall be upheld in relation to)…foreign States, Citizens or Subjects.”
This is the law our nation was organized under. The constitution, its demands and the fundamental human rights it protects are to be enforced everywhere at all times in regard to all persons regardless of their standing as a citizen.
As the prophet said: “Do not oppress the widow, the orphan, the alien, or the poor; and do not devise evil in your hearts against one another (Zechariah 7:10).
This is a simple injunction, and we have a responsibility to hold are elected representatives accountable to it.
Put all of our leaders on the record now, ask them if they support these crimes against humanity!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Helpless

Dangerous waters
The turbulence of living
With no shore in sight

Tossed in the moonlight
The cold dark sea, beneath me
Falling in the trough

I am alien
Even the sea rejects me
Clinging to the raft

My divided heart
Its beating, pounding rhythm
Pump the ocean’s swell

Dangerous waters
The turbulence of living
In the cutting wind

Broken by the sun
Captive to a mystery

Lost in a mirage

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Mystery

The forests were fenced in by houses and industry, by commerce encircling
Like the walls of a prison

The forests in the city were relics, a museum pieces, growing in their ancient place
Where the forest has always been, like an alien

The forests was perpetually new, they was green and slender, the old growth was excised
Like a tumor

Making way for the tender branching of youth

I walked beneath the verdant canopy, hidden in the greening leaves, questing for a vision
            The beast of old king Pellinor

I was as wet as new born child, enveloped in the clinging dew of morning, searching
            For the meaning of my birth

I shimmered in the sunlight, refracting in the dew drops, my body’s water
Splintered into rainbows, bursting

The radiant fountain rising in the morning

I climbed to the top of monuments, marble giants, still and silent, cradled in their arms  
I wept with earthbound angels

I dreamt of death in the evening, of the dark and buried kingdom, of slipping into shadow
As certain as the retreating tide

I wandered without purpose, lost in the moment, in the freedom of madness
Blind as Lancelot

Following the waves to the opposite shore

True love endures all things, or so the Apostle said, the grief of the unknown, or the loss
Of what might have been

Pain is not penitential, but love is, and the penance of loving, its agony is restorative
The grail is the return to life

There is no life without love, or the loss of it, we are dust in the shadows

Sparkling in the light  

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Alien



I am cold, alone
           
The wind tears into me, pain

Ties me to this place


Alone, without love

The horror of fear and hate

Shame and self-loathing