“Victory attained by violence is tantamount to a defeat, for it is momentary” (Gandhi, Satyagraha Leaflet No 13).

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“I’m at peace, with my lust. I can kill, ’cause in God I trust” (Pearl Jam, “Do the Evolution”). I don’t agree with this; I think it’s good social commentary.

“He who fights with monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster. And when you gaze long into an abyss the abyss also gazes into you” (Nietzsche, “Beyond Good and Evil”, Aphorism 146 (1886)).

the wild wild sea

shimmer green
course
the grass-covered dunes
of wind-cascading brown
and white sand-glass
shimmers
all around
wildflowers red
ants scurrying
the dust
hurriedly
past crabs
and the roar
of misty blue
mystery
from foot to horizon
in-depth-inate
mirror
of from feathered grace
to violence
gliding
across-through
the sun-sitting
brown ground
shimmers.

we are where the wild things are…

we
are where
the wild things are,
slight hesitation
acceptable
adventurous
margin
of change
a connection
to/with a larger
sense
of stability
a streak
sickening
if controlled
this uncivilizedness
fuels
our civilizations’
reason
for health
birth
and tolerance
of unsatisfactoriness
again
and again
and again
wind
rustling the leaves
on a tree
a silence
sits beneath
the forest
behind the thousand sights
thousand eyes
thousand thoughts
unwatchable
blinding
sun
hyper human
the temporally
cylindrical eye
amidst
the swirling
hurricane
of conscious
and unconscious
silence.