9.3

if you’re thinking
you’ve yet to do your best work,
you’re putting time to the test
which if not waste will only result in the worst…

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9.2

experience is indispensable yet redundant

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9.1

value is always determined by view
and if that is skewed
then you’re screwed

 

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The Becoming

On The Heath

To escape the greatest of illusions

Is more onerous than the attainment of all other freedoms.

In the realm of the mind

Is now accepted the law of betterment;

And this is man’s primary occupation, religion and entertainment …

Hoping to find — often never questioning reason,

Because it has already been given him;

And without it he has no government of action.

So he continues to work…

But had he a drop of wisdom,

He’d do so absent Thought. 

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Sweet 6:15 Still…

On The Heath

All that surrounds me seems well adjusted,

And the harmonious silence of the night stirs up recollections;

Wherein I hear your heartbeat.

The sweetest music, the softest drumbeat.

Remember when I used to rest my head beneath your breast with my ear

Listening to your rhythm?

When all that mattered was us,

When we risked everything;

When it was worth living.

 

Even these winter beaten trees still manage generosity and give me air,
So please give me something so I know you’re still there…

Because although I live, it’s for nothing if not for you…

What’s the purpose of a life of imprisoned passions?

Yet there’s hope of flowering for the tree when the seasons change,

Hope that the stars will once again light up the sky when the clouds clear.

But does that spell hope for us?

 

Every one seems better matched

Because you’re not next to…

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Raison d’être

On The Heath

Maybe it’s the seasonable blues of African winter months,

July specifically …

But doubtless, ageing oft prompts the question.

So I start to review my experiences …

Trying to establish cause and effect and ultimately worth.

But in fact, the matter has little to do with experiences

Or the measurable.

Nothing to do with the past at all.

In truth, more to do with the realisation of the futility of such thoughts

And questions.

Much to do with the timeless, which is existence itself.

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2.3

On The Heath

In moments of self-absorption one can hear voices in his head speaking good of himSELF.

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How to Construct a Sentence…

On The Heath

Survey the mind

Before laying a foundation in thought.

Then layer with more observation

To avoid walls that are blind

Or a dull coat.

Let penning down be the roofing

And rewriting – the furnishing.

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2.1

On The Heath

Where language is concerned, it becomes not only a matter of knowledge, but usage.

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Mantis

On The Heath

You’re a goddess to the Khoi,

Luckily I’m not one of them.

I will not bow my head so you can prey on me.

I know it’s your favourite dish,

But on mine you’ll not feast.

And now that we have mated I shall dismount quick,

Quicker with my feet than when we had our courtship dance.

Staggering side to side like the way you move;

Wounded but alive, bitten but not poisoned.

Looking back – I adore and abhor your colours,

Your beautiful camouflage!

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