this is water

 

 

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this is water

this is water we must learn to love
while it embraces us beneath our skins
and with our best to keep it pure
lest we forget to swim and drown in sins.

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The Tempest

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The Tempest

It looms on the horizon riding the back of waves
raising sails in ashen canvas that can only burst
to spread fury and fire rains and dancing dervishes.
It draws in breath to still the air
so that palm fronds will cock their ears
and sand crabs will freeze their eyes
while rocks and roots will beat like bulls
a rhythm for an ancient ritual dance.

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a sun song

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sunrise from beneath the wings, photography by ssj

a sun song

sun lifts from beneath
steel wings of anxiety,
pensile promises.

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The Hard Lane

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the hard lane

there are fast lanes that do not wait,
we either get crushed,
or get there sooner,
or we can stand by to see the rush,
and think of falling,
and rising water.

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A Companion Reader to Babel Rising: Augmented Eternity

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The fictional series, Babel Rising, written in the period 1998-1999, breathes of technologies that, at the turn of the century, were just about emerging. By now, in 2018, a lot of these technologies are almost ubiquitous already: large-screen video walls, Internet-enabled smart ovens & refrigerators (just attend consumer electronics shows where leading developers the likes of Samsung, LG, Apple, Google present their latest wares to find out what’s out there already on the Internet of Things); intelligent personal assistants (such as the Alexa app), artificial intelligence (AI) content writers, poet-bots, chat-bots…

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last man standing

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car park interrupted, photography by SSJ, 2018

last man standing under the moon

this day each day the clock reminds
my eyes are tired as if i do not know,
the dark room unclasps me into the dusk
to grapple with bleary visions of tomorrow,
i am the last man standing under the moon

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Babel Rising: 5 – In the evening

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Graphics is a mashup by SSJ from pixabay.com pictures contributed by xreschPublicDomainPictures,  dimitrisvetsikas and Marisa04

5 – In the evening

In the evening, Salm fixed his room more tidy than usual, combed his hair longer in the mirror and was more particular with the choice of the pajama he put on, before he sat at his study table and turned on the tabletop and the deskcam. After some effort, he located Hans through the Qualia service and opened a chat line.

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