Thursday, June 17, 2010

These Are The New Days

Ten thousand little
fragments of Orwell
coruscate around
us all like mayflies
with silenced pistols,
mayflies shooting us
all in the head with
little hollow points
that carve through our brain
exploding away
the chunks of our self
that don’t conform to
ten thousand little
Newspeak lexicons
the damn little bugs
want us all to talk.
They quickly die but
they’re quickly replaced
by a new damn hatch.
These are the new days
when a cage of rats
strapped onto your face
is sweet nostalgia.

Fragments of Orwell

Abiogenic formation of oil
is the word of the day. I knew the word
even before methane on Saturn’s moon
got astrophysicists using the word
in public where people could hear them talk
as opposed to over drinks in a bar
where everyone would just shrug and say, “Yes,
abiogenics does explain some things.
But if oil’s a renewable resource
the environmental Left loses out
big time and their whole ‘limits to growth’ spiel
is undercut so if anybody
talks about this in a public forum
they better choose their fucking words with care.”

Yeah. So oil will continue gushing out
at very high pressure into the Gulf.
Very high pressure, too, will be applied
to every politician discussing
the nature of the pressure in the Gulf
and the nature of the oil in the Gulf.

If I were Atlantis I would have moved
to one of the moons of Jupiter, too,
away from the pressures of Saturn’s moons,
and away from the flat night that’s falling
over the Atlantic ocean on Earth.

A guitar has six strings. A viola
has four strings. A classical piano
has eight-eight keys. But modern keyboards
often make do with sixty-one keys and
use digital signal processing chips
that let you shift octaves and split the keys.

If there ever is another sunrise
musicians will experience pressure
to choose an appropriate instrument
for songs appropriate to the new days.

Abiogenic is a tough lyric.

I’m going to practice playing the word
on guitar and a digital keyboard.

Musicians are going to have to choose
which fucking instrument they play with care.

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Abiogenic petroleum origin at Wikipedia

“The Mystery of BP's Deepwater
Horizon” at Antipas Ministries

Fire Maidens From Atlantis Via Russia

The Flat Night

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