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Retrospectivepoetguru

Tue, 24 Apr 2018 20:49:48 +0000

I can not recall ever feeling different from this. A day when what hurts was still, and other segments ached, (logged as intuition). I know it occurred. Hold in my memory images of wiry boys with skinned knees or twisted ankles, broken hearts and cold tears. I cache the stories, cataloged as if they belong […]


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This Guiltpoetguru

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 20:09:59 +0000

Allow any good thing I have ever done to live in the stories others tell (to illustrate a point, coax a giggle, point out the lunacy of aberrant choices). Allow each awful thing to be stored in the knot in my back, acid in my ankle, scarred cortexes where the voices reminisce (and miss). This […]


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Flowpoetguru

Sun, 22 Apr 2018 14:58:50 +0000

The educated child learned the best farm to plant was over top of the septic fields. And so, the line between cucumber salads and their return to the earth was a few feet. For years the child would walk around digging lines in the soil, for seeds, for waste, for walking. Eating itself, eating everything, […]


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This Fearpoetguru

Sat, 21 Apr 2018 14:57:27 +0000

This fear is meant to keep us here, distant from the perimeter of the compound where the fuel is found. It’s hot like the sun, deadly like a gun, deep like a chasm, burns boils and spasms. It will take the very life from this body. Be afraid of the invading force of the engine […]


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Alertnesspoetguru

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:54:33 +0000

I was told I would see natural magic. Assumed there were imps in the trees, fairies (like Fern Gully). When I trim a toenail it registers at the base of the bed (though Biology swears it’s in the brain). Hunger, itching, sex (in the brain). The trees held together by fungus in the roots. The […]


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This Angerpoetguru

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 12:46:57 +0000

This anger fends off predators I’d be unable to defend against (and friends). This anger. This anger is a well-reasoned and well-fueled, righteous in impetus (and execution). This anger. This anger insures no one will get one on me, it fights for every resource (over crumbs). This anger. This anger promises if I’m hurt, it’s […]


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Proprioception IIpoetguru

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 04:01:55 +0000

As my left calf flexes everything’s disengaged (relaxed separate frictionless spinning). When I let go they click. Right hand in up/down motion while drum/ear listens for pistons entering this strained octave. Press, pull, stress. Back mushed into the chair (and yet) I can roll down windows, crank the volume, thumb/drum on the wheel as I […]


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This Pronounpoetguru

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 14:41:58 +0000

“I worry about losing.” My age, my loot, my guns. And so I seek a strategy against goblins vanishing. One: Lose nothing. Let nothing in that can be lost. Let nothing go from my grasp. Piss on everything if it leaves. Two: Worry about worrying. What is a worry? How much does it weigh? Can […]


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After Burnpoetguru

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:10:54 +0000

When they left our solar system (nemeses, accomplices, cronies) it was not because we’d conceived all the good art but because natures change, tides that feed us turn salty or arid, foibles we find adorable grate on bedrock, earthquakes and near-orbits warp what was otherwise prolific. Some eve, when the public forgets our harmonies when […]


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This Consciousnesspoetguru

Sun, 15 Apr 2018 13:15:33 +0000

YES! Fear not. All that feels permanent about existence is temporary. It passes. Use whatever metaphor feels most like the land you love: traffic, river, food through your gullet. Tomorrow will not be today. Yes. No stress. You are not temporary. You are a thousand feet tall and made exclusively of light, made exclusively of […]


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Cardinal Forcespoetguru

Sat, 14 Apr 2018 13:01:25 +0000

They’ve slotted us in since birth, shaking the tray so we’ll settle, each into the slot most shaped like our form. Model, prototype, paid us most when we played the role. Beat us most when we defied. One drop for each specimen, observe the result. We didn’t know the dish was plastic and sterile, the […]


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This Breathingpoetguru

Fri, 13 Apr 2018 13:17:05 +0000

Most days I’m invisible to myself a mere impulse perusing the landscape while pulleys and servos keep lenses focused and moist. Most minutes of most days I wander up and down stairs, cross wood and tile, inhabit socks and woolly pajama bottoms, stop briefly to add fuel or remove waste. Most seconds of most minutes […]


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Follow the Leaderpoetguru

Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:15:01 +0000

The first lie is the sunrise (compounded by telling us that some imagine a man in a chariot who invests waking hours racing across the sky (a metaphor for how hard one should work). When in reality the sun does nothing but drag debris behind. It’s the earth ideally turning. Look west, you’re falling forward. […]


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This Focuspoetguru

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:02:52 +0000

Stage 1: You have no clue who you are and must wait patiently for an answer as you pose the question to yourself. While you wait you might be interested to learn about the atypical of your species whose minuscule and gargantuan proportions are only matched by how long and how loudly they can scream. […]


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Peripheral Consciousnesspoetguru

Tue, 10 Apr 2018 19:31:21 +0000

My laptop is smart enough to have ports on both sides ready to offload information and allow new. Smart enough to know when something is plugged in, and how to keep the kernel sandboxed, up; untouched and unpanicked. I’m still obsessed with light streaming through basement windows in Mr. Brenzel’s math class, the pattern of […]


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This Touchpoetguru

Mon, 09 Apr 2018 15:13:50 +0000

This touch is our one true sense. Amoeba halving into eternity, quanta touched down on retina, vibration of air in ears. All touching. Synchronous sensing. So I feel nothing beyond this immediate city, nothing buried an inch below the surface, across a pane of glass. I cannot touch a far off planet, long dead hero, […]


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Conscious Alternativepoetguru

Sun, 08 Apr 2018 15:49:20 +0000

This moment (each), you have me on a leash, hooked because we are one (enmeshed) in the same. For the enlightened, Life is a gift (sure), for the rest of us. Pain. And you (dear friend, spouse, collector, corporate representative) could lift a single straw a single centimeter off my back, or drop down (press […]


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This Smellpoetguru

Sat, 07 Apr 2018 17:36:39 +0000

This smell shores its sacred breath, wafts its way around monasteries and nurseries, round children and daisies, only sense tucked in the base of the brain, predating our species’ puberty, buried in the crease of a forehead, sniff there to know the truth of a lover, down their center, nose-tip, lips, neck, breast bone, into […]


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Impending Doompoetguru

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:09:57 +0000

I fret the inevitable heat-death of the universe galaxies fleeing from each other faster than light shudder about our red-giant sun searing its children and their microbes and their microbes and theirs that some despot will fail to get laid and lay waste to enemies (perceived) with nuclear efficiency, dread my students and I will […]


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This Tastepoetguru

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 12:03:45 +0000

This taste, to a light-switch, is little more than hot & cold knot & hold shot & old. And while everyone else can tell the difference between savory & sweet… This old duelist can only sense the gesture of grit & slippery, hit & history, quit & willingly.


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Barometric Pressurepoetguru

Wed, 04 Apr 2018 11:51:53 +0000

They said derisively that I would move to the mountains (for my protection or theirs) not realizing peaks are our species’ destiny (for those evolving existentially). We burst like a seed from the cracked sea floor, maturing up the beach, headed uptown to sleep, in top bunks, in skyscrapers, above the covers… …and Yes! up […]


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This Sightpoetguru

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 11:25:35 +0000

This: if sight is about making sense of light, receiving heat careening off every surface and making meaningful use of what one sees, then, doesn’t every tree see, every stalk of corn, coffee bean, sumac leaf, grain, plantain, every gnarly weed busting up concrete have far more sophisticated eyes than I, who can only discern […]


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Proprioceptionpoetguru

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 12:09:32 +0000

Here I am, hung in the clouds; legs scorpioned like a tail, arms outstretched like an angel, skydiving to the ground. How fully do you know your fingernails? How truly can you touch your toes? Do you feel the conscious fuel concealed inside your thigh meat? These bones are joysticks. Your fingers are controllers. This […]


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This Soundpoetguru

Sun, 01 Apr 2018 11:37:11 +0000

This sound unfolds like a fresh sheet unfurling, suppler than a sheet of paper which must be scratched at the edge to separate it from the story. The curtains rumble thunder before they open, before their metal eyes scrape metal spine, before earth-spin brings back the sunlight. The whiff of water turning to steam for […]


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About Timepoetguru

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 14:41:24 +0000

A completely unqualified collection of thoughts about moving sideways through time The residents of line-land are obsessed with ordinality. In line-land, the one dimensional universe created by Edwin A. Abbott in Flatland, the order you are born in is the order you live and die in. There is no way to get out of it, […]


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What Have I Done?poetguru

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 12:07:52 +0000

Phillip Levine was one of the great 20th century American poets. There is something in his work I have never been able to name about how the esoteric meets the ordinary, how the physical meets the intellectual. He wrote about a steel world I just missed, and an aluminum one I emerged into. In his […]


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October Thoughts: Volume Twopoetguru

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 11:47:47 +0000

An unordered collection of quips and notions collected in the second half of this month. * There is nothing you can do to bring yourself closer to God, nothing. All you can do is take off your shades, your costume, lift the veil. God is right there. * Water in its pure state is a […]


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Quiet Mindpoetguru

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 23:15:09 +0000

I ran a 5k yesterday, the same Halloween 5k we run every year. I ran without a watch, without headphones, and therefore without music. Last year I had my running mix, knowing when I could listen to something relaxed or inconsequential and when I needed my “last mile” list of hard and heavy tunes. A […]


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Life Can Be Funpoetguru

Sat, 28 Oct 2017 12:13:08 +0000

There are certainly days that need Carpe Diem, Dent the Universe, Kick Today in the Dick. There are incidents you see coming, that you know are going to hurt immeasurably, that you just need to steel yourself and move through. There are features of society that are abusive, unfair, unnecessarily cruel, exploitative by design. We […]


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Perhaps One Thingpoetguru

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 22:39:49 +0000

I wish to retract the parameters of this month’s practice. I have said often that what I was trying to do this month was nothing. Perhaps that was wrong. Perhaps what I have been doing is not nothing, but one thing. When I sit on the floor and watch my mind I sit on the […]


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Fail(ing)poetguru

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 14:02:14 +0000

Habit is the sneakiest creature. Like a cat waiting to get to the bathroom and drink water from the toilet it will sit patiently, watching for the slightest lax in security. It is in no rush to be drunk. So, over the last few days I have begun to show cracks, to move less, and […]


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Vacationpoetguru

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 23:40:08 +0000

I am here to offer you a vacation. It is only a day long. For today (or tomorrow if that is more convenient) take a vacation from thinking that you can change or move anything. Of course everything will change, everything will move. You will too. But for one day imagine that none of it […]


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My Car Is Making a Noisepoetguru

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:02:14 +0000

My car is making a noise. It runs fine. It’s just that off the block there’s a sound for a few seconds like dice rolling in a Yahtzee cup. I have no idea how long it’s been doing it. The first time I drove it I explained to the salesman that I consider a car […]


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You Have a Choicepoetguru

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 12:11:34 +0000

My wife is fond of using a version of this with the multisport athletes she coaches. “You are not a tree,” meaning you can move. You can always move. My observation this month is that the same is true of your mind. Your mind is not a tree. It can move. But the key to […]


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The Disaster of Miami, 2017poetguru

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:23:11 +0000

It must be hard being (rather than having) a brain. You are designed to process data, to keep vital organs running, to analyze and find patterns whether they exist or not, uptime uptime uptime, until it get so exhausting you have to shut the system down (then run in low power mode… heartbeat plus fantasy… […]


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Weightpoetguru

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:13:26 +0000

A measure of mass times gravity. An element of work over time. The burdens we bear of remembering history, of ‘Never Forget’ing. There’s an image in my head from a Capitol. One of those pillars next to the big stairs, a girl sitting on the edge there, her scissored heels drumming the granite. I can […]


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This Is A Beingpoetguru

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:03:04 +0000

This is a being. A being is an instance of existence. Existence is the imagination of not notness. Imagination acted out is experience. Experience is also not notness, but it’s different. Existence (experience and imagination) and notness. That is all. This being came into existence from notness. It began to experience and imagine, and to […]


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Getting There…poetguru

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 13:04:21 +0000

When I was in college our game was “How would you get there?” Go the Thruway? But the back roads are less congested. There’s actually a windy route if you head east first that will get you north faster. And that bridge is free while this one costs a dollar. But that way costs you […]


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Meditating With My Dogspoetguru

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 13:19:46 +0000

I’m not sure what you imagine a meditation practice to be. You might picture a throne of pillows in a light-blue room, a gentle breeze wafting in from an open window, soft music, a tiny fountain babbling over a pile of stones. This is not my practice. I am of the school that the simplest […]


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The Sun Does Not Rise, The Earth Turnspoetguru

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 11:47:01 +0000

The hardest thing I’ve done in a dream was teaching myself to die. When I lived alone in grad school I had little to do and could devote hours to meditation. It took me months to figure out, each time waking up before the explosion, the bullet, the impact. When it finally worked (car crash) […]


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October Thoughts: Volume 1poetguru

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:30:55 +0000

An orderless collection of small thoughts I have kept so far this month: — Forgetting is an act of cleanliness. — The body is meant to move and the mind is meant to be at rest. In our culture we increasingly have the body at rest while the mind moves. — For society to evolve […]


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Weaknesspoetguru

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 14:02:34 +0000

It’s not all rainbows. It’s not all beauty. I am filled with toxins. And the first thing that happens when you decide to imbibe less is that the wells of good things that have been outweighing the poisons drain away. You find out all the crap that has sunk to the bottom of your pond. […]


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Groundedpoetguru

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 14:44:49 +0000

I realized I have grounded myself. One month: No TV, no YouTube, no Netflix, no Facebook, no music or podcasts, no watching poker or wrestling, no professionally produced drama. No internet unless it relates directly to work. Go to work, exercise, meditate, write. No spending money frivolously (no new things). No eating to excess. Weigh […]


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Small World Little Squirrelpoetguru

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 20:36:47 +0000

Originally posted on The More I Learn the More I Wonder:
I set out to comment on this post by Thom Ingram, and realized instead that his writing had inspired more than just a comment. I’m not going to rehash his post; just read it for yourself because it’s a beautiful mindful struggle with the…


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The Next Five Minutespoetguru

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 15:11:15 +0000

Consider the next five minutes of your life, only five. Any further than that and things get murky. What could happen in the next five minutes that would make you ebulliently happy, overwhelmingly overjoyed? If it takes more than five minutes scratch it off the list. Consider again. What could happen in the next five […]


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The Yummy Crumbspoetguru

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 22:41:24 +0000

At the end of the first half-marathon I ran they led us through a tent filled with the most delicious pizza anyone had ever tasted. It probably wasn’t. It was probably greasy, cheap, and more like cardboard. But I had never run past six miles. So to my distressed, exhausted, parched tongue it was astounding. […]


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DTTWpoetguru

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:55:37 +0000

I think my deep reading of spiritual literature started in grad school. Which is unfortunate since I took a course in undergrad that I barely remember that included the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads. I purchased the books, but read them only enough to pass the class. In grad school, outside of class, I was […]


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A Morsel To A Madmanpoetguru

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 18:14:54 +0000

Remember when everything was amazing? When you would brake your bike to catch the sunset and be dumbstruck by how wonderfully tri-colored shades splashed across the sky. When the number one song on the radio moved you not just to dance, but to look longingly at a very ordinary person across math class and see […]


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Flush the Fieldpoetguru

Mon, 09 Oct 2017 22:15:45 +0000

You have a wound. Dug into it is debris and dirt, some bugs, definitely any opportunistic infections. The first thing you are supposed to do is flush the field. Fill the whole thing with water until everything is cleared. It’s a strategy that makes a lot more sense than using the world’s tiniest tweezers to […]


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Attributionpoetguru

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:40:55 +0000

In the movie Stranger Than Fiction the main character Harold Crick observes that the sound made while filing IRS paperwork resembles “a deep and endless ocean.” Were I to quote this line I should therefore attribute the line to Harold Crick. But Crick only verbalizes this thought because the narrator of the story, and of […]


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The Pitpoetguru

Sat, 07 Oct 2017 12:40:07 +0000

The pit sat inside the fruit. It could not remember coming into existence, but knew it existed. It hung suspended in a beautiful sea of bright color and moist nourishment, a lovely and succulent meat. But it was none of these. It did not feel lovely or succulent, colorful or nourishing, bright or moist. The […]


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Memory in the Fleshpoetguru

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 20:28:58 +0000

If one were to design a body you might put the sensing IO very near to the processor, in fact you would embed the optical nerve, the auditory nerve, the nasal processor, the taste module right up into the brain. There is zero lag time between my seeing and my knowing I’m seeing, zero lag […]


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Thinking in GraphspoetguruScreen Shot 2017-10-05 at 9.31.47 AM

Thu, 05 Oct 2017 15:36:19 +0000

…or what it means when the meditation says, “Notice your (you’re) breathing.”


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Day Fourpoetguru

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 12:48:07 +0000

Day one you feel great. You’re starting something new. You have all the hope in the world. The idea is a new born baby cleaned off by the nurses and handed to you pristine and innocent. Day two you feel even better. Wow. Who would have thought after one day that this could go so […]


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For the Love of Dramapoetguru

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 16:10:47 +0000

God. Or nothing. Or whatever predated this existence, hanging in its existenceness, a unified everything. One of my college girlfriend’s had a rape fantasy. The first rule of fighting fair is choosing to fight. Don’t talk about Fight Club. Eliot dared to eat a peach (pushing the moment to its crisis). If we go more […]


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The Volume of Voicespoetguru

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 13:12:42 +0000

Not much has changed since I was twelve years old. We’ve grown taller and rounder and traded vices. Cars last longer. Movie runs are shorter. But the essentials are the same. Venerable actors keep dying. Grandparents are still aghast at the world their grandkids are growing up in. We long for an imaginary better time. […]


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October’s Intentionspoetguru

Sun, 01 Oct 2017 23:44:28 +0000

August was a warmup, and it was fascinating. So what if, instead, for 31 days one attempts to make space for insight, for information to come through, rather than in or out? If with everything imbibed the question was, “Is this what I want to bring into being, not just into the body, but into […]


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An Exchangepoetguru

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:28:04 +0000

A big thought while listening to a teaching from Pema Chödrön: saying “I don’t want to be how I currently am,” is the surest way to remain exactly how you are.” A simply question: Why? I don’t have the capability to answer why, so instead I will take a swing at how, how it works. […]


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Four ‘Versespoetguru

Sat, 27 May 2017 15:25:08 +0000

Here… exists the Sensory Universe, the world we were born into, vagina we were pushed through, the room, which in comparison was too bright and so cold and overly sterile. So we howled. And to this day we’ve build castles to regulate temperature, to protect us from wind and rain, sprays to add and detract […]


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Sun, 30 Apr 2017 00:12:00 +0000

“Meditations of a Word.” If you would like to suggest a word for this project comment below. #NationalPoetryMonth


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Thu, 27 Apr 2017 02:45:59 +0000

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Mon, 24 Apr 2017 02:12:59 +0000

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Sat, 22 Apr 2017 12:37:52 +0000

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Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:51:48 +0000

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Thu, 20 Apr 2017 01:52:02 +0000

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Wed, 19 Apr 2017 04:09:35 +0000

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Sun, 16 Apr 2017 20:28:06 +0000

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Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:23:26 +0000

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Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:36:43 +0000

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Wed, 12 Apr 2017 11:57:19 +0000

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Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:46:56 +0000

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Mon, 10 Apr 2017 01:14:50 +0000

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Sun, 09 Apr 2017 02:39:01 +0000

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Fri, 07 Apr 2017 12:03:31 +0000

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Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:10:35 +0000

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Tue, 04 Apr 2017 11:18:18 +0000

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Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:39:54 +0000

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Sun, 02 Apr 2017 13:59:33 +0000

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Sat, 01 Apr 2017 12:08:04 +0000

April is National Poetry Month. This year I will be combining my passions in a project called “Meditations of a Word.” If you would like to suggest a word for this project comment below. #NationalPoetryMonth


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Thrivepoetguru

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:51:31 +0000

The Presidential election was either the culmination or precursor to some major changes in the way our country views itself, and how we view each other. I can tell you personally it has heightened or highlighted tensions between myself and people whom I love and respect. I don’t think it has much, or anything, to […]


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“Calm Down”poetguru

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:13:11 +0000

In my native language there are concepts that lack corollary words, and words that inaccurately convey complex concepts. One such phrase is calm down (or relax or chill out), a phrase that has never yet achieved its intended result. I think the problem with this phrase is the chasm between its intended delivery and its […]


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Why You Can’t Have A Puppypoetguru

Tue, 13 Dec 2016 09:14:34 +0000

Because you will love it dearly. Because one night when you can’t sleep you’ll reach out to her for comfort but she’ll be on the other end of the bed, so you’ll roll back over lonely, and she’ll somehow know to get up, turn around and lay back down directly under your outstretched arm. Perhaps […]


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A Series of Bubblespoetguru

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:16:26 +0000

I think more and more about reality, in all its incarnations and levels, as a series of bubbles. Two teenagers hop into a rusted out clunker of a car and crank up a stereo worth more than the value of the rest of the car. While they ride, feet up on the dashboard, rhythm mimicked […]


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VS.poetguru

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:08:38 +0000

Huh. A second album. Let’s see what else you had to record in the back of the bin. What else you have to say. Go We start at a thousand miles, the pace of a band that has been touring, the pace of light posts passing over a car, a bus, below planes, carrying electricity […]


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An Experimentpoetgurumy-oh-my-001

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:03:55 +0000

For a day, or an hour, or the length of a meditation or thought experiment, eliminate the use and concept of I. I, as in, the inclusive actor in the story. i, as in, the little naked monkey with a disconnected head. And I, the formally dressed; top hat and heels. Think, instead, of the […]


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Tenpoetguru

Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:04:45 +0000

I am fascinated by a band’s first album. This is before everyone knows their name. While they can still get in a van and stop at a gas station and eat at a diner and not be huge. This is before they are as good as they one day will be. These are the songs […]


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Rules for this Mix: Pearl Jampoetguru

Thu, 08 Sep 2016 12:49:15 +0000

I am not an audiophile. I’ve never been cool. So let’s keep this simple. 1. I am listening to the ten studio albums that Pearl Jam has released over the last 25 years. I am ignoring all the iterations and live versions that are available. I am ignoring everybody’s solo careers, work with other bands, […]


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Oncepoetguru

Wed, 07 Sep 2016 15:50:00 +0000

Twenty-five years ago this month, by fate and by coincidence, a series of blessings were laid out before me. Me, the odd child out of every clique in high school, left for college and found the greatest gift any weirdo could hope for, a group of fellow oddities scared and afraid and honest and frightened […]


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Episode 10 – Interactionpoetguru

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:52:06 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6449486?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-10-interaction%2F%3Ftoken%3Dfb0893e6f43f80d86795291b3dc158ac&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The final episode of season one. Interaction.


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Thinking In Graphs – Economic Fairnesspoetgurucharts.001charts.002

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 16:11:58 +0000

I think we can all agree (of course we can’t, but let me dream) that a fair and economically just society would look something like this: Where work is considered the time, energy, creativity, brain and body power that you emit each day in order to create something meaningful for society. In exchange you get […]


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Episode 9 – Gracepoetguru

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 18:59:13 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6374286?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-9-grace%2F%3Ftoken%3De28355df2e58eba9e09653e4fa3b2930&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica Meditations in advanced living


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Episode 8 – Momentspoetguru

Wed, 20 Jul 2016 19:51:05 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6364156?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-8-moments%2F%3Ftoken%3Dcfbdc44d2743256a1e346bf44511524d&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 7 – Matterpoetguru

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:52:12 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6360153?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-7-matter%2F%3Ftoken%3D5161a17f6f3dd28d3700e27fbbe7565d&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 1 – Herenowpoetguru

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 19:51:05 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6360152?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-1-herenow%2F%3Ftoken%3D9d98fd675a6133113efb8c5ea52ecf77&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 6: Kindpoetguru

Sun, 17 Jul 2016 01:00:05 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6357352?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-6-kind%2F%3Ftoken%3D5cae934877747a78c840bb7336a129fe&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 5: Tastepoetguru

Thu, 14 Jul 2016 20:11:05 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6354110?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-5-taste%2F%3Ftoken%3D0fac2d1f3729fcc5deb4aace0cf81cab&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 4: Choicepoetguru

Tue, 12 Jul 2016 20:35:15 +0000

http://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/6350555?url=http%3A%2F%2Fthesecondarrrow.podbean.com%2Fe%2Fepisode-4-choice%2F%3Ftoken%3D98d807f257ecd601a7b7171921fe3b31&skin=1&download=1&share=1&auto=0&fonts=Helvetica The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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Episode 3: Awarepoetguru

Thu, 07 Jul 2016 20:19:05 +0000

https://www.podbean.com/media/player/iqr79-60c686?from=yiiadmin The first arrow is the one that hits you out of the blue; the accident, the misstep, the karmic thwap. The second arrow is the one you fire at yourself, in order to deepen the wound and teach yourself a lesson. The first arrow is painful. The second arrow is suffering.


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