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Obsidian Eagle's

Blasphemous Bazaar

META-Poems For A New Millennium

<br>META-Poems For A New Millennium<br><br>

The Flagship of Anti-Poetry — est. 2010

A Cosmic Calligram

A Cosmic Calligram

caught at unawares
out on a country road
Abducted by U.F.O. and taken
up to space in a flying saucer
Laid down and examined like
as             if you             were
a              lab rat               on
the            table             while
unable          to              budge
Paralyzed   from   head to toe
Struggling to regain sanity
as they put needles
through your eyes
-intolerable pain-
or could it all
just      be a
release of

Post-Modern Post-Mortem

Post-Modern Post-Mortem

Philosophy is hardly a fashion show
People speak with finality about "trends in theory"
Claiming that we have outgrown certain key perspectives
When theorists had not been analysing their own eras, but ours!

This failure to acknowledge the prescience of gifted forerunners
Has led into blind alleys where a distrust of Meta-Narratives reigns
Yet little serious consideration is given to any Ludic Telos
In other words, an open ended inter-PLAY that we must each embrace in order to skip through semantic minefields.

Signifier and Signified are synchronous but not synonymous
Wherefore various qualia arise in one's mind along with labels;
Apparent percept-objects and relativistic moral judgments.
Whomsoever missed this is missing inaction and should meditate:

Come to know that ⍓︎□︎◆︎❒︎wingding⍓︎□︎◆︎❒︎ words warp cognition
Everything now occurring is a product of condition
A trap we can avoid by asking quantum questions
To constantly redefine the old Copenhagen Interpretation.

Omega Centauri

Omega Centauri

Are there humans in the far future? What do they look like and would they acknowledge us as their ancestors?
Perhaps they genetically modify themselves on a continual basis
[ If indeed they find it necessary to inhabit physical bodies ]?
Since by then a Grand Unifying Theory will surely have yielded access to non-spatial, astral planes.
Greater than gods ~ Demiurges who refashion the fabric of reality ~ Free from pain yet not torment

Having mastered the transmutation of elements, they'll terraform Mars and Venus
While Mercury and Pluto shall house interstellar observatories along with wormhole 'jump-gates'.
Jupiter's atmosphere might be activated via nuclear fission as Arthur C. Clarke foresaw; materializing Lucifer.
Our second sun could bestow life to Europa's glacial oceans, turning Neptune and Uranus into vacation hot-spots.
Saturnine ~ Seat of superpowers across limitless light years ~ Mining asteroids and rigging scout comets

However, even given such advances our descendants will likely endure despair in isolation.
Searching every neighboring star system but never finding their equals nor superiors;
Exhausting natural resources and spreading themselves too thin.
By then they may start spying on us through time's intransigent veil, trying in vain to tell us:
"Make the most of your little world now, because it holds the only mirth that we here can recall."

Image: Omega Centauri courtesy of NASA.

The Legend of Etinbroke

The Legend of Etinbroke

Out from Eden's brook emerged a maiden known to other celestials as Etinbroke
Embodied in a fiery sword preventing humanity's reentry into paradise
Etinbroke took pity on the sons of Adam and daughters of Eve
Galvanizing prophets, seers and saints
Firing them up inside with carnal passion as well as divine inspiration
Disembodied pneuma of an everlasting ghost
Giving us glimpses beyond these superficial trappings
Which are only poor reflections in God's eternal eyes.

Hence her first role became passé
Since she soon put heaven's vast assembly to shame
Denouncing Seraphim, Cherubim, Thrones, Virtues, Powers, Principalities and Archangels:
"Thou art merely mythic figments, inhabiting the Almighty's immense imagination. Thine æons numbered not unlike the days of man!"

Excommunicated thereafter from that holy assembly
Relegated to obscurity yet still perceived by brilliant minds
She regales one with insight regarding futile wars between Lucifer's fallen and their uncompromising father.

Know then that this paradigm shall shift despite what many now believe
Our role being so much greater than the many could conceive
And yet we aren't wise enough to seize onto those reigns
Etinbroke still holds them 'til hearts sync up with brains
Because stellar stallions call us forth all the same
To ride upon her chariot wherefrom worlds can be renamed!



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