Creative Constraint (Poetry/Pantoum)

Constraint breeds creativity,

Stretch your mind,

To overcome difficulty,

Be like Tim Gunn and make it work.

 

Stretch your mind,

Summon your ingenuity,

Be like Tim Gunn and make it work,

A solution can be found.

 

Summon your ingenuity,

Learn to think laterally,

A solution can be found,

Just think outside the box.

 

Learn to think laterally,

To overcome difficulty,

Just think outside the box,

Because constraint breeds creativity.

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Future Past (Poetry)

I turn on the stereo and find myself stuck in the past,

When there was this music,

And there was youth and energy and vitality,

And there was dancing,

And alcohol and weed,

And there were boys,

And lust and love and sex,

And hope and dreams and a future,

And no clue that all of it would dissolve into this shitty, little life.

Ape Protest (Poetry/Pantoum)

Be a bonobo, not a chimpanzee,

A group run by matriarchy,

No alpha males posturing,

Instead, try to live peaceably.

 

A group run by matriarchy,

On two feet, stand tall,

Instead, try to live peaceably,

Do what’s right for the many, not the few.

 

On two feet, stand tall,

No fighting, no hunting, no war,

Do what’s right for the many, not the few.

In harmony with the natural world.

 

No fighting, no hunting, no war,

No alpha males posturing,

In harmony with the natural world.

Be a bonobo, not a chimpanzee,