A Priori Expressions
On Earth there be no dearth of calumny
Living statues assume impromptu postures then wither withal
As cliffhanger moss wilts above hungover forests
Whole, literal mackerel turns to figurative doggerel
Iconic images are re-presented in negative modalities
Totalities that boast Ultimate Truth found fraught with technicalities
Why the nerve exhibited by verbs is naught but loaded phonemes
Worst of all these? Verse! Spewing out terse blurbs from human mouths
Versifiers conniving smother the signified with egoistic utterance
Happenstance may deliver up essence though purely perchance
Sky has fallen many times prior, so pick up its pieces and do try again
Jet lagged intuition hears no elision; unable to see purpose despite vision
A Priori Expressions
Indian Demonology - The Inverted Pantheon
Where is the Self to be found?
Who is that Self we seek?
Is it dry (this Self)?
Never. Always. It is and yet isn't.
Clever. Stupid. Absolute but relative.
Simultaneous in thought, though not present even once.
Dare not pretend ye know anything concrete about it.
Don't stand upon authority; assume no final stance.
Flex effort, effort, effort
Lather, rinse, wash off those stains!
Yes, only effort, threefold effort
Can glean what such a mystery contains.
Living, going, gone!
Playing hide and go seek
Can't quite put a finger on -
Who's escaping past perception?
Who's perceiving an escape?
Never the same twice for anyone to call it constant.
Dead or dying, Being reborn
Hollow and impermanent; still we try holding on tight.
Hands of haze for rising tides
So just flow dear Comatose
Like, with, and as the ocean
Quit pretending at forevers
Void all ego, then just flow . . .
Folding back in on itself
As depth perception deepens
One-dimensional lucidity dawns in dreamt sky
Bathing sense faculties with absolute clarity
The edges of perception are defined by limited awareness
But now basic consciousness reasserts its boundlessness
Attention engulfing whole body-mind spectrum
Stretching out among forms from within amorphous fullness
Ardor runs strong in both ascending and descending evolutionary currents
Breath ignites blood to animate pneuma
Poised at perfect equilibrium
Where all aspects weave cognitive patterns
As an integral system that properly interprets
Glowing movements through either implicit or explicit orders of Being
Escapees from that vapid madhouse centered around a cult of personalities
Exodus wandering into wilderness where tumble-words drift through desert
When those vainglorious bardic bastards vanish vanquished via just dessert
Their successors will assimilate similar techniques but expand beyond them
Creatively subverting what held inordinate esteem among subordinate soles
Never apologizing to any sounder for hanging pearls high over swine heard
Even at farthest futures these verses are misread; echoes deafened scholars
Append another end until disappointing childhood notebooks are unearthed
Anonymity and public apathy afford a better cover story than plain obscurity
Explanandum sans explanans demands lifted arms drop surrendered in defeat
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