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bright jupiter

all gas jupiter is close

368 million miles away
swimming with Fishes
rising at 18:49, setting at 5:45
with runners on first and third and no outs

top of the ninth at 74º (under the horizon)
there goes the runner through infinite space passing mercury
as pagodas with broken scratchy speakers chime chorus voices 
monks chant four moons - io, europa, ganymede, callisto



full moon


on star map pro the moon is full

in your blind soft eyes
white bone craters rise at 17:50
inside the Pegasus constellation or consternation 
magnitude of -12.1

no atmosphere 
breathe deep
perfect fall weather 116C to -203C 
bring a jacket
a finger points at the moon




once upon a time in a place
with dark mysterious scared eyes
sharp knives
and no money
poor lost blind people
from a poor lost blind village
came to a poor lost blind town
carrying their curiosity 
empty stomachs
empty pockets
and cheerful childlike stolidity 
inside teeming markets 
spilling vegetables, clothing, steaming food
invisible naked predatory children circle, hover near smells

watching eaters eat
the quick and dead

blind people laugh i live in the dark 

surrounded by light

hearing gold workers hammer
ruby, diamond, sapphire, emerald jewels

scattering gem sound seeds



2% curiosity


2% are awake.
98% are asleep.
this is an unpleasant fact.

it is happy friday in paradise. paradise is a country where survivors are happy. they are ecstatic. they are laughing and running and playing and planting and harvesting and breeding and working.

a brave new world. except for the four old relics, the dying examples on a show trial for genocide between 1975-1979 when 1.7 million people died. they deny their role. reminds one of the chinese gang of four. how quickly people forget. the media likes this distracting fact.

numbed silence. traumatized and anesthetized.
send in the clowns. send in the politicians and bankers. same-same but different.

paradise survivors are happy because they are alive. they started over after Year Zero. everyone has food, clean water, medicine and socratic educational opportunities to rebuild their culture. it will take another generation, or 60 years given the average life expectancy.

one day alice in slumberland said, you should just blend in. during a genocide people who asked questions disappeared. they vanished. they became extinct. asking questions was not allowed. asking questions now is seen as strange and startling and dangerous. dangerous people ask questions. 

a priori theory without facts or thought or doubt or wonder or curiosity is a male land mine survivor without legs. they live on ground zero. they sit near the pagoda waiting for kindness. where are the female land mine survivors? maybe they are dead and gone. maybe they live somewhere safe and have someone taking care of their needs. 

questions are forbidden. ask at your peril.

curiosity is fatal. curiosity kills more humans than war and disease and starvation.



Death wish


Speaking of a driving school, educational malaise and general laconic ironic bubonic atomic plagues, here we are. In paradise.

The public's death wish is prevalent, precarious, precocious and precious. You see it, taste it, hear it, smell it and touch it. In other words you feel it. Fear cannot mask, hide, avoid, escape, deter, ignore, deny, lie, or try to fly. It is an integral essential element in the genetic strain, a strained well trained artificial injection of reality.

Paradise is the perfect place to pretend you are a crazy English teacher.

"Feed me," yell the adults and children. "Give me the fish. Push me through the system. I secrete sadness."

"Sorry, you need to learn, understand and comprehend the value of learning how to feed, educate and care for yourself and others in your community."

"Are you a lunatic? For decades, for generations we've had foreigners (NGOs) giving us money, medicine, education, food, condoms, handouts, free stuff.

"There's no way we (the majority) are going to begin accepting responsibility for our country, our people, our lives."

"Have it your way. Here's a free ticket to the new entertainment toys."

"Wow! Thanks."