btw, with quarantine (essentially) over in massacusetts USA i've been bringing out my drum with your mandala on the resonant head (the one i do not hit)
last week a new percussionist was just amazed at it (never having seen it)
maybe you felt the sparkles ✨
(or maybe it was something else ...)
uspol (miltary empire)
USA drops (additional) bombs on iran/syria
+ syria already mostly a pile of rubble
+ helps hyper religious iranian government gain more support
+ bombing just remote killing
what could go wrong?
(hint: review reports (outside of USA empire propaganda) of previous bombing campaigns against nations/political groups in this region)
uspol (juneteenth, MA)
juneteenth usa federal holiday long overdue (one more step forward toward mass human liberation)
happy to see my senator (markey, a white man (from MA ... surprise! (not))) standing with the mostly african american crowd around biden as he signed the law
"no one is free until all of us are free"
i do learn a lot about language by reading them (... maybe i should start saying them too)
her command of language is inspiring: not just vocabulary, also meter, voice, line breaks, allusions, ...
so different from mine
struggling to get through poems of marianne moore
at times remarkable
yet mostly puzzling
(some 100+ years after being written)
"the fish" is filled with allusions to first world war and militarism in general (as discussed on "poetry in america")
missed them all
also, the contruction of the poetry requires a lot of attention and "de-coding" of the language (a more sophisticated literary culture existing then, having no competition from recorded music or internet diversions)
i keep at it
the empire eats itself
(climate continues to deteriorate, daily mass shootings, daily police killings (esp POC), white supremacists rampage, neo-facists beat up elderly minorities, endless manufacturered media outrage, blah, blah, and fuckin blah)
aren't we better off just splitting this shit up into eight-ish regions ...
to say nothing of dissolving DOD
for our grandchildern's grandchildren
for our sanity
a police officer from worcester MA tragically died trying to rescue a swimmer in distress
it has triggered a giant wave of relentless pro-police propaganda (endless use of "hero" and many shots of officers standing in formation and mentions of "police family")
i guess much better than covering boston police comissioner fired for his history of domestic abuse (hidden by "blue wall"); or the latest fatal shooting of unarmed POC by police ...
+ hard ice tea
(for ever more immobilities)
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