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This is the Neuage homepage with daily thoughts for 2020"> </head> <body lang=EN-AU link=blue vlink=purple style='tab-interval:.5in'> <div class=WordSection1> <p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://www.behance.net/gallery/91584293/Thoughts-in-Travel-2020-January?fbclid=IwAR3ipePMrVU7YdFAGeWQ5AtlHJN1fDgMKWX7S20oMskjXcUSm3qu_zjxSq0" title="Thoughts in Travel December 2020 January on Behance">Behance project for January 2020</a> <strong>(posted 01/February/2020)</strong><br> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/neuage09" title="youtube channel Neuage">youtube channel </a><strong><em>updated</em> 22 <span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">February</span>/2020 #Arnhem <span class=SpellE21>The Netherlands </span></strong>previous <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/tneuage" title="neuage youtube channel">youtube channel </a>(up to 2013)</p> <p class=MsoNormal>&nbsp;</p> <p class=MsoNormal><span style='mso-fareast-font-family:"Times New Roman"'><a href="https://neuage.org" target=new title="home page of Terrell Neuage"><strong>#NEUAGE HOMEPAGE</strong></a> <o:p></o:p> </span></p> <p><strong>#</strong><em><b>Daily Thoughts for 2020 </b></em><strong><a href="#latest_writing">updated 29 </a><span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">February</span>/2020 #Rotterdam <span class=SpellE>The Netherlands </span></strong> (<a href="https://neuage.org/2019/" title="daily thoughts for 2019">2019 daily thoughts</a>)</p> <p><strong><span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US'>#Thoughts in Travel Images</span></strong><span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US'>:</span><span lang=EN-US> </span><em><b>updated</b></em><strong> 29 <span style="mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;">February</span>/2020 </strong><a href="https://twitter.com/neuage" target=twitter title="Terrell Neuage on Twitter">Twitte</a>r ~ <span lang=EN-US style='mso-ansi-language:EN-US'><a href="https://neuage.tumblr.com/" target=new title="neuage on tumblr">Tumblr</a> ~ <a href="https://www.pinterest.com.au/neuage/picture-poems-by-terrell-neuage/" target=new title="neuage on pinterest">Pinterest</a> ~ <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/neuage/detail/recent-activity/shares/" target=new title="neuage on linkedin"><span class=SpellE>linkedin</span></a> <em><b>~ </b></em><a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/terrellneuage/" target=new title="flickr 2019">Flickr</a> (2020) / <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/neuage/" title="flickr pre-2019">Flickr </a>(pre-2019)</span></p> <p><a href="https://tinyurl.com/waljslb" title="Thoughts in Travel December 2019 on Behance">Behance project for December 2019</a></p> <p><span>Thoughts in Travel 2019</span> <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/B082DLTGTW" title="Thoughts in Travel 2019: Thoughts in Patterns 8 [Print Replica] Kindle Edition">Kindle Edition</a> $3 (USD) <a href="https://www.amazon.com/dp/1671653173" title="Thoughts in Travel 2019: Thoughts in Patterns 8">PRINT EDITION</a> (01/01/2020) $27 USD</p> <center> <div> <center> <p align="center">--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------</p> <p align="center"><strong>01. Santa brought me world peace</strong><br> I found it New Year&rsquo;s morning <br> in my Christmas Stocking <br> at the end of a bad dream <br> that 2020 never arrived<br> but I did </p> <p align="center">01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><strong>02. She left me in front of the frozen chicken wing display </strong><br> in the Outback mini mart <br> out on Losers Boulevard <br> knowing I was a vegetarian<br> I rang the vegan help line<br> answered by an angry battery-rooster <br> It is difficult being a foreigner in Australia <br> Ask any disenfranchised farm animal </p> <p align="center">01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><strong>03. I was surprised </strong><br> at how much my childhood heroes <br> have aged<br> I always thought <br> they would stay young <br> like me</p> <p align="center">01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><strong>04. If I no longer exist </strong><br> why do I keep hearing her calling my name <br> in her monotone incandescing voice<br> covering me with her haunting shadow <br> beneath my shattered window<br> I can never escape from</p> <p align="center">01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><strong>05. Reincarnation is for losers</strong><br> Those in the know upload their consciousness <br> to orbiting mind cells <br> falling as rain on the frozen tundra <br> thawing with climate change <br> flooding the landscape in future nothings</p> <p align="center">01 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><a name="_Hlk28840464"><strong>06. I love the scents of a new year</strong></a><br> Ripened memories<br> Harvested past<br> Cleared futures <br> pregnant with creative desire <br> slowly birthed <br> throughout another new year<br> Exhaling last year<br> Inhaling another year<br> This cartoon life I live</p> <p align="center">02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia </p> <center> <p align="center"><strong>07. A great man once said Boo</strong><br> It takes enormous levels of divine speculation <br> Esoteric wonderment<br> Mind-altering philosophies <br> Akashic records research <br> Divination<br> Psychic readings via Facebook <br> to realize how correct I was </p> <p>02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>08. We leave in the morning</strong><br> I sang to my cactus already dying of thirst<br> We are off in search <br> for the fountain of youth<br> Me and my thirsty cactus<br> So exciting to know <br> old age will soon be of the past <br> Once we find<br> the fountain of youth</p> <p>02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>09. As soon as mice begin experimenting </strong><br> on humans <br> they will quickly discover <br> how wrong we were</p> <p>02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>10. I picked flowers </strong><br> in McDonalds Drive thru garden <br> for my friend in an alternative universe<br> But the authorities don&rsquo;t believe me<br> Telling me the flowers were plastic <br> Part of McDonalds global warming contribution <br> for the greening of Greenland <br> chasing me out of town <br> in a typical case of mistaken identity </p> <p>02 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>11. Long before </strong><br> becoming <br> Saint Terrell<br> I wasn&rsquo;t</p> <p>03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>12. I tossed my hat toward the moon</strong><br> Blocking out the sun<br> Chances of redemption lost in the rain<br> Subversive nursery rhymes <br> throttled my progress <br> as my hat landed <br> not far from a galah convention <br> in a neighbouring gum tree<br> Needless to say the galahs flew off <br> with my hat <br> making a nest <br> for the moon to sleep in <br> when norming rose <br> Leaving me aghast </p> <p>03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>13. It still is not tomorrow</strong><br> I moved the clock forward several hours<br> Put out the rubbish for recycling days ahead<br> Bet on the old grey mare <br> to sweepstakes at the vegetarian shindig<br> Even put on my tagged underwear &lsquo;<em>tomorrow</em>&rsquo;<br> No matter what I do <br> tomorrow refuses to arrive<br> If I die it never will<br> Forever being yesterday</p> <p>03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>14. Celebrities on the television </strong><br> So weak<br> I put on a station<br> There is a celebrity doing celebrity shit<br> I change the channel<br> They disappear<br> How weak are celebrities<br> They have no staying power</p> <p>03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>15. My lover sent me a dozen roses via a drone</strong><br> Crashed through my window<br> Landed on the stove<br> Started a fire<br> Burnt down my house<br> Lovers are so dangerous </p> <p>03 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>16. The possums in my attic </strong><br> created a time machine<br> I caged them<br> Dropped them off in the Outback <br> into a different era<br> before white settlers <br> brought their karma to these lands<br> Sure enough <br> evening next <br> they are back in my attic<br> celebrating</p> <p>04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>17. Every morning is a roll of the dice</strong><br> Toss of a coin<br> A hustler&rsquo;s staked deck<br> Winners and losers never chosen<br> Life is such a game of chance<br> Anything less <br> is for those not surviving <br> the winning or losing <br> of every morning</p> <p>04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>18. My child turned 39 today</strong><br> When I was his age <br> he was five <br> When I was five <br> it was 1952<br> In 1952 my father was 47<br> I was born in 1947<br> When I taught the Qabbalah <br> numbers had meaning<br> When I was an astrologer <br> numbers had meaning<br> When I became 72 <br> I stopped numbers <br> and became free<br> when my child <br> became 39</p> <p>04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>19. My goal as a journalist </strong><br> is to last longer than the news cycle <br> There are two news cycles per day<br> I am 72<br> I have lasted 144 news cycles</p> <p>04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>20. I love predicting the future</strong><br> For example <br> I predicted <br> I would never <br> Finish this poem</p> <p>04 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>21. I put a like-button on my tombstone</strong><br> The rats of time press it<br> Making me viral <br> through eternity <br> Cosmic influencer <br> of the ill-forgotten</p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>22. I am fit to hold political office</strong><br> Quiz any of the mermaids unicorns pixies gnomes<br> I play frisbee with <br> in Golden Gate Park every morning</p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>23. My stunt double </strong><br> made a fool of me <br> at the Oscars <br> by not remembering my name<br> Again </p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>24. Left unsaid </strong><br> Like rain falling <br> never hitting the ground<br> Meaning splinters<br> Fractured communication<br> If only so much was not left unsaid <br> we would be free <br> of the confusion produced <br> when left unsaid</p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>25. I thought I was in a mid-life crisis </strong><br> until reminded 72 <br> is so far from mid-life <br> that I am fortunate <br> to celebrate a mid-day crisis </p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>26. The flowers in my garden </strong><br> are on a dis-information <br> fake news campaign <br> causing me to <br> water feed talk to them <br> when truth be known <br> they are all made from recycled plastic<br> Though for all last year <br> I was fooled <br> by their trickery </p> <p>05 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>27. I have foreign dreams </strong><br> in foreign languages <br> with foreign women saying Me2 <br> Though I am not sure <br> as I suddenly wake on the floor <br> with foreign karma raining upon me <br> watching late-night news <br> on the foreign conspiracy channel<br> Giving me foreign nightmares</p> <p>06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>28. I know I should stop</strong><br> Change direction<br> Cheer for another team<br> Transcend<br> Stop laughing<br> Understand limits<br> Contemplate change<br> Go on an intermittent fast binge<br> Plunge less<br> Digest more to ignite new brain cells<br> Change my disguise <br> No more screen time<br> Just stop stopping<br> Then what</p> <p>06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>29. What is the joy of having parents</strong><br> They just get old and die<br> Like friends do<br> Family do<br> Pets do<br> Flowers do<br> We do<br> We all have so much in common<br> Dying unites us all</p> <p>06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>30. I do so much for your memory</strong><br> If I could have done a fraction <br> of all I do <br> when you were here<br> Alive you might still be</p> <p>06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>31. Errors in judgement </strong><br> outlive the error itself<br> Self-correction is possible<br> Self-forgetting not so much<br> Best to say<br> &lsquo;I am a comic<br> I did what I did as a comic&rsquo;<br> It works for me <br> in front of mirrors <br> every morning</p> <p>06 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p align="center"><strong>32. I am in awe of the incredibly creative people</strong><br> in the world<br> All 7,755,830,189 of them<br> As well as the 109,123,456,789<br> who came before them<br> If not for them<br> I would not be the man I am today</p> <p>07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>33. As soon as endangered species are recreated </strong><br> out of recycled rubbish <br> they will become art pieces <br> rather than extinct animals <br> for school children of the future <br> to admire the ingenious people <br> who left them with such an unreal world</p> <p>07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>34. The rapid advancement in technology </strong><br> is obliterating metaphors <br> leaving us all <br> like WOW!</p> <p>07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>35. Religions were advanced for thousands of years </strong><br> as an expression of control <br> creating law-abiding robotic citizenry <br> Then the wise <br> seeing through such social purpose <br> created alternative views <br> Unfortunately there are so many dumb people <br> believing god will save them <br> that we are all damned because of it</p> <p>07 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>36. Excited by change </strong><br> The physical world <br> Such a momentary annoyance <br> Mere passing dense vibrations<br> Not &lsquo;good vibrations&rsquo; <br> as the Beach Boys proclaimed<br> I love other worlds<br> Non-physical worlds <br> Dreams Love Fantasies <br> SuperSubconsciousness <br> where real change happens<br> So exciting to live outside the physical</p> <p>08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>37. In one-hundred years </strong><br> everyone who is reading this now <br> will have been dead for so long <br> I am questioning <br> why I wrote this <br> to begin with <br> or what solace <br> it should bring</p> <p>08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>38. After receiving an award</strong><br> (certificate plus small trophy)<br> For least interesting cowboy in the alley<br> I folded the certificate into an origami bird<br> Flew to the moon on it <br> and had big laughs <br> with the others there <br> regarding the shallowness of awards</p> <p>08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>39. After reading several books </strong><br> on how to act like a human<br> I am ready for my first mascaraed party <br> where I will play beer-pong<br> discuss the value of WW III <br> on population restructuring <br> with the socially inapt skeletons in the closet <br> and that&rsquo;s it</p> <p>08 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>40. She rose up from the rubble of my memory</strong><br> Shattered <br> but whole all the same<br> I said &lsquo;remember me&rsquo;<br> She escaped <br> rising higher<br> Taking her haunting smile with her<br> Merging with a renegade cloud <br> Leaving me <br> repairing regrets <br> in the depths of my memory</p> <p>09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>41. Adventuresome stories </strong><br> Out of the ordinary<br> Survival in question<br> Hunger is its own reward<br> To me it is all just chatter<br> The flowers in my garden <br> so much turmoil <br> from climate change <br> I go to the garden centre <br> Replace the flowers with plastic plants<br> No more stories <br> No more complaints <br> No more life</p> <p>09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>42. She died while predicting the future</strong><br> Now it will never occur</p> <p>09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>43. The primary principle in the arena of self-discovery </strong><br> is the obstruction of abstraction <br> as a tool of fundamental change <br> In realizing the absence of want<br> is found the totality of self-discovery <br> Which is the consensus of the sober few <br> who have lost their way <br> on the way to self-discovery<br> Won&rsquo;t you join me now</p> <p>09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>44. The moment is too hazy to ascertain </strong><br> So we are left with yesterday&rsquo;s results</p> <p>09 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>45. Creative crisis constructs </strong><br> litter daily struggles <br> making museums <br> attractive for escaping artists <br> displaying life <br> as creative crisis control</p> <p>10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>46. I asked a mannequin in the shop window </strong><br> if she would play a lover <br> in a film I was making of my life<br> She gave me an unexcited unwanted blank stare <br> Leaving me without a supporting actress <br> Once again</p> <p>10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>47. The curvature of the cosmos </strong><br> reminds me of a woman <br> I was entangled with in my youth <br> and our lack of gravity</p> <p>10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>48. Before the Big Bang </strong><br> all that time ago<br> No one had any worries</p> <p>10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>49. I left a note next to my bed </strong><br> to remind me to check my phone <br> for my message <br> that it is time to change <br> if I remember to read my note </p> <p>10 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>50. Your expansive love </strong><br> Generous giving<br> Gregarious personality <br> Wonderous views<br> Often on display<br> But<br> It is the little things you do<br> That make me realize <br> You are totally nuts</p> <p>11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>51. I need a new topic</strong><br> Restlessness gnaws at my senses<br> Boredom is my soul rusting away<br> Only the dead embrace relaxation <br> I am too old to be young<br> Too young to be old<br> Mindfulness is rotting my brain<br> Decluttering is evil <br> I meditate when I sleep<br> I do intermittent fasting when I sleep<br> I run from dreams when I sleep<br> I need a new topic </p> <p>11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>52. I can&rsquo;t wait until next lifetime </strong><br> to prove reincarnation doesn&rsquo;t exist </p> <p>11 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>53. I can&rsquo;t believe this year </strong><br> has gone by so fast <br> And it is not even<br> two weeks old</p> <p>12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>54. In my youth </strong><br> I did intermittent love fasting<br> Sixteen hours of love<br> Eight hours escaping<br> from what I just did<br> In old age I only remember<br> the sixteen hours </p> <p>12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>55. Shakespeare came up with some interesting quotable lines</strong><br> But no one &lsquo;liked&rsquo; him on Facebook <br> or reposted on Twitter<br> So his interesting quotable lines <br> fell out of use</p> <p>12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>56. In the 1960s I too walked on the moon </strong><br> or so it seemed in my hallucinations<br> And I have yet to receive the recognition <br> I deserve for walking on the moon in the 1960s</p> <p>12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>57. My dog asked me what my favourite year is</strong><br> Of course I said 1947<br> The year Pakistan and I began<br> Such friends today<br> We are<br> My dog no longer speaks with me<br> There is no correlation <br> We all need new shelter</p> <p>12 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>58. It is so easy to recognize failure</strong><br> For instance<br> This poem</p> <p>13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>59. A quiet breeze loosened memory </strong><br> of when we drifted with a quiet breeze<br> Nothing else mattered<br> Nothing else existed <br> Nothing else would unsettle us<br> Such a short-lived memory that was</p> <p>13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>61. You were always my favourite best past mistake</strong><br> Making all other ones <br> Laughable<br> Lightening my life<br> if only past mistakes <br> had not been so strange</p> <p>13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>62. Too much chatter</strong><br> Communication filled with loudness<br> Words everywhere<br> Banging Crashing <a name="_Hlk29876214">Disruptive</a> <br> I no longer listen<br> Quietness fills me <br> Silence so peaceful<br> Social deafness<br> Political deafness <br> Religious deafness<br> I no longer listen <br> to my own thoughts<br> No more chatter<br> No more noise<br> Stillness </p> <p>13 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>63. &ldquo;This is it&rdquo;</strong><br> The rat messiah whispered<br> Swimming to my best cheese<br> Floating in a sea of poison <br> &ldquo;we will live forever<br> Such glorious times&rdquo; <br> All the other rats joined in<br> Filling themselves <br> with the best cheese ever</p> <p>14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>64. I have little patience for the current rate of change</strong><br> I ride accelerated change hard <br> never looking back<br> Striking doubt aside<br> Avoiding conventional &lsquo;widsom&rsquo;<br> Exploding evolution<br> Time is limited<br> We need rapid change <br> or we will all be dust</p> <p>14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>65. Millennium vaping on the corner </strong><br> wanting fresh air <br> organic produce<br> clean energy<br> perfect selfies<br> ha ha ha<br> keep vaping mate</p> <p>14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>66. Social media at such a critical stage</strong><br> Half the posters are comedians<br> The other half don&rsquo;t know it<br> Two bots at the corner shop <br> arguing over chemical composition in gelati<br> They argued for three days <br> until another bot hacked them both <br> by then the gelati melted <br> So will social-media bots <br> get the right to vote<br> Or just take it</p> <p>14 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>67. I decided to add humour to my life</strong><br> by loving you more</p> <p>15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>68. Questions for tomorrow</strong><br> Answers for yesterday<br> Today just a pause without reward<br> I followed an unidentified marsupial into the bush<br> Shadows and stuff<br> The sprinkler came on <br> The innocent ran<br> Vegetarians are meat<br> Obviously I don&rsquo;t have a handle on what I am saying<br> Becoming more the politician everyday</p> <p>15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>69. So many ways to go </strong><br> Fantasy makes the journey easy<br> Destiny profound<br> The way to you <br> Never ends</p> <p>15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>70. Farm animals chase and kill vegetarians </strong><br> while not trying to prove anything<br> But don&rsquo;t eat them <br> as farm animals are vegetarians too <br> Just run faster and the world will be saved</p> <p>15 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>71. I added chaos to my life</strong><br> Tossed caution<br> Deleted reason<br> Embedded laughter<br> So my world would be crazy too<br> Loving you more everyday</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>72. In a hypothetical dream</strong><br> I loved you more</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>73. The animals carried the articles of impeachment to Noah </strong><br> As they entered their spaceship<br> the impeached god laughed <br> Dissolving the Milky Way</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>74. Last night at home for three-months</strong><br> Will the world change while away<br> Australia is burning<br> Climate altering<br> America is being impeached<br> We are flying over the middle east <br> that will be fun<br> When we come back <br> Australians still watching<br> Game shows<br> Celebrity cooks<br> Footy<br> Mindless survivors<br> Millennial twits dating spectacles<br> Nothing will have changed<br> Except we will all be more frantic</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>75. Goodbye summer</strong><br> Hello winter<br> Goodbye English<br> Hello Dutch<br> Goodbye locals<br> Hello tourists<br> No one will know who I am pretending to be</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>76. Those who believe a liar </strong><br> will have bad skin<br> Crooked teeth<br> Two left feet<br> Runny noses <br> As well as pointed ears<br> They will be chewing gum<br> Wearing purple socks<br> Those who lie will be reflections <br> of they who believe a liar <br> as well as wearing a hat with matching mittens</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>77. My wife says I am overactive in my dreams</strong><br> Climbing to the top of mountains <br> never before scaled<br> Only to fall <br> Crushing the village below<br> Then laughing<br> until I awaken the neighbourhood<br> Apologizing for instigating such a change</p> <p>16 January 2020 Vista, South Australia</p> <p><strong>78. My wife makes confusion an art form</strong><br> Available where all entertaining art is performed</p> <p>17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>79. The only way to understand the enormity of now </strong><br> is to forego <u>why</u> or <u>how</u> <br> while celebrating <br> the improbability of now<br> <u>when</u> lack of understanding <br> takes us to <u>where</u> we are now</p> <p>17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>80. The difference between baby bloomers </strong><br> and millennials is that they are so easy<br> to make fun of<br> As we see what is funny about them<br> Whereas we are invisible to them <br> on the other side of their phones<br> as they crash into the traffic</p> <p>17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>81. If I hear another millennial </strong><br> say how unique they are<br> &lsquo;really misfits in the larger scheme&rsquo; <br> On a messianic path of course<br> saving the world from narcistic baby boomers<br> I will turn into a blabbing bubbling ball of slime<br> As any normal disruptive would <br> and melt the bloody earth</p> <p>17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>82. Humans are a nuisance</strong><br> Ask any extinct animal, flower, organic matter <br> that would have been exalted <br> if not for humans</p> <p>17 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>83. It is the jokes I don&rsquo;t tell on stage</strong><br> that causes my dog <br> to run through the neighbourhood<br> humping everything in sight<br> in embarrassment<br> to erase the images of my joke from his mind</p> <p>18 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>84. The invisible faces of internet lurkers </strong><br> hunt haunt savage <br> my thoughts<br> Splintering Shattering Stamping out reason <br> as I plead to make sense <br> of why I exist </p> <p>18 January 2020 So Ho Hotel, Adelaide, South Australia</p> <p><strong>85. Light in the sky</strong><br> Flight from Doha<br> So far away<br> Not my escape<br> Ours is tomorrow <br> Singapore<br> Everywhere so far away from Adelaide<br> Any further&nbsp; <br> we may as well fly to the moon<br> Where I hear the woman are hot and oh so passionate for men from South Australia<br> But for now<br> Singapore with my wife will be just fine</p> <p>18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia</p> <p><strong>86. So many changes in our town</strong><br> I wish my son <br> who chose to leave life fifteen years ago <br> could have seen such changes in our town <br> He would have gotten quite the surprise <br> if he had chosen to stay fifteen more years</p> <p>18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia</p> <p><strong>87. I had so much to do today</strong><br> Such a list<br> I knew it was impossible <br> to get it all done<br> So I went back to bed<br> So I could get it all done <br> tomorrow</p> <p>18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia</p> <p><strong>88. Naked revellers riding the setting sun Ferris wheel </strong><br> as day melts into a sensual sun<br> Like melting chocolate on a harlot&rsquo;s lips<br> Not that I noticed<br> I was too busy <br> occupied waiting my turn<br> on the setting sun Ferris wheel</p> <p>18 January 2020 Atura Adelaide Airport, South Australia </p> <p><strong>89. Flying high above clouds </strong><br> Missiles flying past cabin window<br> Iran and USA having a beef<br> I yell I am a vegetarian<br> Waking me to a serving of rice and beans<br> Should have paid for business class<br> Dreams are better there<br> The food edible <br> Smiling flirting hostesses <br> Happy Terrell </p> <p>19 January 2020 Singapore Airlines Adelaide &gt; Singapore (economy)</p> <p><strong>90. Ladies along the boulevard </strong><br> Pirouetting beneath their parasols<br> whispering my name<br> (in Mandarin) <br> I smile in French <br> a slight tour en l'air <br> Another senility moment <br> in the life of the elderly</p> <p>20 January 2020 Singapore </p> <p><strong>91. Singapore efficient</strong><br> I step out of line<br> The city falls apart<br> Even the dead are shaken<br> How could anything as inefficient as me <br> be allowed in such a perfect place<br> to be out-of-step</p> <p>20 January 2020 Singapore </p> <p><strong>92. Superstitious people </strong><br> fighting with themselves <br> whether they are real <br> and their beliefs false <br> or if they are false <br> and their beliefs real</p> <p>20 January 2020 Singapore </p> <p><strong>93. In the Ferris wheel of the mind</strong><br> I slowly ascend to the top<br> Quickly descend to the bottom <br> In the Ferris wheel <br> of my mind</p> <p>20 January 2020 Singapore </p> <p><strong>94. I acknowledge the common people </strong><br> as I enter the castle of my mind <br> They stare in their common way<br> Thrilled that I gave them a nod<br> An honour they will always cherish<br> I think of the world&rsquo;s hunger during my banquet<br> Drink champagne <br> wishing I had fresh water <br> to share <br> as I fill my sparkling waterfall<br> My servants prepare my chamber <br> for another evening of debauchery <br> in the castle of my mind <br> ignoring the fact <br> that we are where we are <br> only because of the accident of birth <br> unshared with the common people <br> who too are where they are <br> due to the fleeting passing of time</p> <p>21 January 2020 Singapore </p> <p><strong>95. The operatic voice of my dog </strong><br> echoed through <em>Act 1</em><br> &lsquo;When I was young&rsquo;<br> Now his nasal-toned hip-hop low-fi beats <br> grind through my mind<br> &lsquo;When I am old&rsquo;<br> In the distance I hear him practice<br> Funeral marches for the lost<br> I need a new dog</p> <p>22 January 2020 Flight, Singapore to Amsterdam</p> <p><strong>96. Caught a glimpse of myself </strong><br> drifting along the shore<br> Immigrants refugees migrants<br> The flight of the bumblebee<br> All going in the opposite direction<br> Due north randomly<br> If there was value bestowed on the unlucky<br> Fortunate pouches full of fortune<br> I would be leading <br> not drowning <br> The invisible world <br> galloping <br> to catch up</p> <p>22 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>97. Unfortunate are they who end the day </strong><br> with a blank page <br> representing the day&rsquo;s journey <br> though not as much so<br> as she who goes over the cliff <br> in search of better notes</p> <p>22 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>98. Dutch mannequins</strong><br> Most beautiful in world<br> Always smiling in their come hither accented glow<br> When I die <br> I hope to incarnate as the mannequin <br> positioned in the same shop window as her <br> until the end of time</p> <p>23 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>99. Culturally unique </strong><br> How we expel each sovereign breath<br> Like wind-swept-change<br> Mix and match<br> Since the day we were hatched<br> No chosen life to attain to <br> Random pairing<br> You and me<br> So culturally unique <br> our every breath</p> <p>23 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>100. Love at operational status</strong><br> So productive <br> now that we have dropped <br> quotes on love for all</p> <p>23 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>101. I once believed being lost </strong><br> in a new city was the ultimate lostness<br> Now I find being lost in you<br> the only place to exist<br> Like a new city <br> every day you are</p> <p>23 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>102. On the short side of forever </strong><br> When asteroids made life possible <br> on a frozen earth<br> I started the journey <br> to go beyond <br> the short side of forever<br> Where time and space merged <br> to produce a great cup of coffee <br> to begin another morning <br> Here on the short side of forever</p> <p>24 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>103. We put bird feed in the rotunda </strong><br> as the band played <br> The ship sank <br> Rains fell <br> washing away all hope<br> So much significance<br> So little meaning<br> I feel as if we are all on trial <br> for the troubles we caused <br> being so senile <br> in the computer era</p> <p>24 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>104. If only we could all speak in riddles </strong><br> like my dog <br> after a day of joyous romping <br> humping through imaginary times <br> we would have <br> a much less muddled world</p> <p>24 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>105. Life is so spontaneous </strong><br> Love even more so<br> Death the ultimate spontaneity <br> Fuck spontaneity </p> <p>24 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>106. While at the quick-karma shop </strong><br> at the bottom of the sea<br> I waited in vain <br> for unorthodox mermaids <br> to rescue me<br> They didn&rsquo;t</p> <p>24 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>107. Sensational news for the sensationally deprived</strong><br> Panic for extraneous news panic lovers <br> Fact-checking challenged politicians <br> and their trolling visionless followers<br> Looming disasters<br> Frightful outcomes<br> Madness from the madness elite<br> Frothing Foaming Fuming<br> Fractured news graspers<br> Gasping Groping<br> Catastrophizing<br> Those in the drive thru fast-food kiosk<br> no longer coping <br> with the vegan alternatives </p> <p>25 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>108. So many Netflix series</strong><br> I no longer have time <br> to act out my own life</p> <p>25 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>109. Most all my family and friends</strong><br> Hopes wishes and dreams<br> Dead<br> Long gone<br> On a positive happy note<br> the coffee pot is full</p> <p>25 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>110. I have had jetlag since the day I was born</strong><br> Never quite catching up<br> Never in sync <br> Constantly in a world not of my choosing<br> Perhaps it is spacelag<br> Cosmic mathematics never adding up <br> To be where I should have been all along<br> Here in step with you<br> Down to earth<br> Once again </p> <p>26 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>111. Slow dancing in the moonlight</strong><br> If it was not for my shadow <br> being out of step with me<br> No one would notice <br> we were not together<br> Me and Me <br> slow dancing <br> in the moonlight</p> <p>26 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>112. If it wasn&rsquo;t for the darkness </strong><br> You would see I was I was never really lost<br> If it wasn&rsquo;t for soundwaves <br> your whispers would stop<br> if I could fly <br> Your flight<br> would not have gotten away</p> <p>26 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>113. If I had only one more line </strong><br> left to write <br> this wouldn&rsquo;t be it</p> <p>26 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>114. It is quite clear to me </strong><br> your strangeness <br> is what keeps the earth <br> from looking lopsided </p> <p>27 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>115. When the famous die </strong><br> they last ten-minutes longer <br> than us common people <br> before the world moves on to <br> the next news cycle<br> Then we are all dead together</p> <p>27 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>116. It&rsquo;s not rocket science</strong><br> that you keep me<br> spaced out</p> <p>27 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>117. Fog embedded narratives </strong><br> rolling across a cold morning <br> Dutch landscape<br> Serenade me into another day <br> of false intent<br> If only I could believe <br> the fog would envelope me <br> so I too <br> like history itself <br> would disappear<br> her narratives <br> would save me</p> <p>27 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>118. While trying to catch up with your love</strong><br> The Piscean Age came and went<br> Now with the Aquarian Age<br> everyone on their phone<br> What&rsquo;s the point</p> <p>28 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>119. Programming languages from the stone age </strong><br> hacked into by cave elite<br> Magic entities then forgotten <br> in fear change would rock the foundations <br> of cave dwelling philosophers <br> Pretty much the same <br> as the US senate today</p> <p>28 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>120. Rats escaping scrutiny </strong><br> in the Year of The Rat<br> spreading disease over the planet<br> Revenge on all those <br> who would not become vegetarians</p> <p>28 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>121. Unfinishable poem</strong><br> Thinking by continuing <br> life would be easier<br> Zombies became Hollywood extras <br> then ate the film crew</p> <p>28 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>122. With nothing to do </strong><br> I did nothing<br> Thereby creating the happiness void<br> Where nothing is the ideal everything<br> All so easy to remember <br> Happy for no reason at all<br> With nothing to do </p> <p>28 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>123. January is almost over</strong><br> 1st month of a new decade<br> 2nd decade of a new century so they say<br> Time markers we so blindly follow<br> Toss out every date counting mechanism <br> Leave Love Desire Ecstasy <br> for time markers instead<br> Then we will be in time with the universe</p> <p>29 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>124. Only when the voices in my head </strong><br> contradict the voices in my dog&rsquo;s head <br> making the earth noticeably wobbly &nbsp;&nbsp;<br> do I seek clarity in meaning <br> emanating from deciduous trees <br> in the crowded forest <br> of my empty mind</p> <p>29 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>125. Meaning attires herself in harlot maroon </strong><br> before leaving the alley <br> in search of purpose <br> to make morning blush <br> running naked through town <br> in exploitation <br> of frequently altered reason</p> <p>29 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>126. god lost earth in a poker game </strong><br> before discarding it <br> to its inevitable conclusion <br> 2020</p> <p>29 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>127. In an awkward award-winning moment I was born</strong><br> Extreme chaos in the wind <br> followed<br> I read the signals wrong <br> Foreign scripts fell <br> unattainable <br> Choices trampled <br> Directions challenged <br> Performances hampered<br> Roles diminished<br> Erased<br> Life rebooted<br> Thanks for being me<br> Whomever you are<br> Freeing me from myself</p> <p>30 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>128. Mistaken rapture</strong><br> Erosion of the soul <br> Ill-defined passion<br> Eager minds fallen prey to discordant voices<br> The chosen abandoned ship<br> Long ago<br> Leaving us to inherit evening&rsquo;s decay</p> <p>30 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>129. The flexibility of love </strong><br> left enough blank pages <br> to begin a new script</p> <p>30 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>130. We raced one another &nbsp;</strong><br> into senility<br> Now neither of us knows <br> who won</p> <p>30 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>131. Innocence is pre-evolution </strong><br> Without risk <br> before butterflies scream<br> Muted desire <br> waiting beckoned call for release <br> Explode <br> Topple existing norms<br> Shaking innocence asunder <br> Then evolution gives birth to change <br> Progress begins <br> Enhanced life <br> at the end of time</p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>132. I saw my ghost in a mirror asking for change </strong><br> I put on my hat <br> Disappeared down main street<br> My dead family and friends smiled <br> Recognizing me as the ghost with a hat<br> But not excepting <br> So a ghost I am yet to be</p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>133. Artificial Intelligence has a formula for love</strong><br> I don&rsquo;t<br> Which one is successful <br> at getting the mindless mannequin <br> in the window <br> to smile back</p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>134. I know I should be more interested </strong><br> in why the sky <br> is no longer blue<br> The sea is too full<br> Australia keeps burning <br> My dog is walking backwards<br> Bees are producing artificial sweetness<br> But fortunately <br> online sales <br> keep me too occupied <br> to be aware <br> of the concerns of the world</p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>135. Whenever I feel sad </strong><br> I quickly return to a time <br> before I was born <br> remembering how simple life was <br> before I interpreted it so harshly </p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>136. I was born in an interrupted moment </strong><br> when disruption <br> was an eruption <br> of status quo corruption <br> as was the assumption <br> that I was born <br> at this time</p> <p>31 January 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>137. All so much missed </strong><br> Lost despite ourselves<br> Tragic moments movement<br> Heroes die so easily<br> If there were answers <br> whence cometh the problem<br> Now I surrender to the mist<br> disappearing in captivity <br> to the moment unwound <br> All so much missed</p> <p>01 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>138. </strong><strong>Clich&eacute;s</strong><strong> buried in the garden</strong><br> Nothing left <br> to describe this end</p> <p>01 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>139. I love the freedom of no one knowing </strong><br> what I am thinking<br> behind this ancient mast <br> others imagine so much sanity </p> <p>01 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>140. We are doing exactly </strong><br> what we are meant to be doing<br> If what we are doing <br> was meant to be <br> which is only a suggestion <br> and not what someone <br> in their right mind <br> would be doing <br> to begin with</p> <p>01 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>141. When the clown was elected </strong><br> by the joyful mob <br> would it be known <br> they were the joke</p> <p>01 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>142. Discussions falling into the canal</strong><br> floating out to sea<br> So much simpler <br> when touch <br> was all that mattered</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>143. I waited for you at the outskirts of time </strong><br> knowing once history had dissolved behind us <br> freedom would take us forever in flight</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>144. Life&rsquo;s storms </strong><br> washed away what was <br> leaving what will be <br> once free of life&rsquo;s storms<br> you and me in flight <br> beyond life&rsquo;s storms</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>145. I missed the Super Bowl</strong><br> So full of nuts and low carb dreams <br> in the Year of the Rat <br> they were all eaten <br> by when I awoke <br> on the other side of the world <br> in a difficult time zone<br> with an empty bowl<br> in the Year of the Rat </p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>146. Artificial Intelligence made a fool of me </strong><br> Organic life so tenuous<br> Love breaks apart what could have been <br> if AI had reason</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>147. Yesterday&rsquo;s faulty thinking </strong><br> left today in ashes <br> blowing away <br> to pollute tomorrow<br> Fortunately that is just faulty thinking <br> not realizing the power of now <br> to heal yesterday&rsquo;s faulty thinking</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>148. My illiterate Facebook page </strong><br> continues to post descriptive errors <br> of thoughts I could have had <br> Never did<br> So out of sync with whom I could have been <br> if I had been someone else <br> liking such random other<br> Pretending to be me<br> If only it was<br> I would not have shared this</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>149. I tried to embrace time </strong><br> but it dissolved without waiting <br> to provide time enough</p> <p>02 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>150. Decaying structures of yesterday&rsquo;s thinking</strong><br> Recycled promises<br> Misused Hashtags <br> Pull down the curtain<br> Close the border<br> Make love with the intruders <br> Life is so easy<br> We should try it sometime</p> <p>03 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>151. <a name="_Hlk31615430">Love is a flight risk</a></strong><br> Its given freedom <br> exciting upon return</p> <p>03February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>152. Stone-age love</strong><br> Crucified love<br> Romantic love<br> Renaissance love<br> Transcendental love<br> Internet love<br> Recreational love<br> Love in the alley <br> It&rsquo;s all the same bloody thing<br> Packaged lust<br> Delivered desire<br> 50,000 years of human progress <br> begins and ends with getting laid</p> <p>03 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>153. I waited until I was well in to my 70s </strong><br> to activate the real me<br> A grumpy old man <br> unable to care less <br> for social etiquette <br> than I do in my daily routine</p> <p>03February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>154. No longer awaking as a sought-after celebrity </strong><br> I ease into my day <br> as any animal sleeping in the paddock would<br> Shake off the fame<br> Pee on a trophy or two<br> Ignore social media<br> Go back to sleep<br> Dream of being a nobody <br> like I have always been</p> <p>03 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>155. The USA is a disaster movie in the making </strong><br> Best watch at a distance<br> For example from another planet<br> Or in another time epoch</p> <p>03 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>156. The challenge is to pretend </strong><br> what is happening around us <br> is someone else&rsquo;s bad dream <br> We are part of a comedic performance <br> that will disappear <br> when awaken to a proper reality</p> <p>03February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>157. I took a holiday </strong><br> from being myself<br> Now I don&rsquo;t want to return</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>158. I taught my cat to say my name</strong><br> Meow Meow<br> I am so popular when I go to town <br> all the alley cats <br> call me by my name<br> Meow Meow<br> I said to the lady cop <br> who asked my name <br> for an occasional wrongdoing<br> Meow Meow<br> Now in gaol for having the wrong name <br> in this sorted alley <br> I call my world<br> Meow Meow</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>159. Unable to keep up with myself </strong><br> I limped to the finish line <br> as time flew by</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>160. Being a minimalist </strong><br> I try not to collect anything <br> that will not fit on the planet</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>161. Paleo-love </strong><br> Dietary choice of champions </p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>162. Broken promises </strong><br> Artificial consciousness artefacts <br> for sale at souvenir shops <br> across disease infected landscapes <br> devour the innocent <br> like broken promises <br> to the indigenous tribes <br> of reincarnated losers</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>163. Life is a battle of chance</strong><br> Where we all lose at the end<br> When a roll of the dice <br> is another morning <br> for the lucky <br> who have yet to lose <br> the battle of chance</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>164. Pity she who has but one personality</strong><br> One worldview<br> One dream<br> One lover<br> One aspiration<br> One face<br> One life<br> So limited she is</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>165. Republicans are not racists</strong><br> They simply are unevolved <br> Neanderthal supplings<br> Reptilian brain oriented<br> Closely related to <br> resembling wild animals<br> To be viewed <br> treated as ill primates to stay clear of<br> Perhaps most likely <br> for sure untrainable<br> Watch them speak<br> Their behaviour <br> Their tweets<br> Following blindly their Master Buffoon<br> So mentally ill<br> So easy followed by repulsive republicans</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>166. It is so easy to speak the truth </strong><br> when those around are deaf to the truth <br> and will never respond<br> So much harder to speak the truth<br> when those around listen<br> and ignore what will destroy <br> Like chocolate with poison infused <br> truth kills as quick as satisfies</p> <p>04 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> </center> <p><strong>167. Mounting memory moments </strong><br> on to my dashboard of life<br> Icons of folders<br> Like ancient hieroglyphics <br> Emotions <br> representing hidden messages <br> sharing depths <br> easy to replicate <br> here in the dashboard <br> of my life</p> <p>05 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>168. If I had wished for more </strong><br> all that I have would vanish<br> Leaving me with wished for more<br> Never having</p> <p>05 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>169. Radical random reasoning </strong><br> opens the way to transcend programmed responses <br> that no longer provides answers<br> Such as this</p> <p>05 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>170. Celebrating change</strong><br> The anything is better factor<br> Accelerated hope makes dim the past <br> Now is the future once dreamt of <br> Apprehended by the laws of change <br> If not for gravity<br> I would never return from the clouds <br> long enough <br> to appreciate that today <br> is the best of all my yesterday&rsquo;s <br> made manifest</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>171. By not listening to the news anymore </strong><br> I am making the world <br> a better place</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>172. What I love about the future </strong><br> is that I have no idea how today will start <br> Evolve<br> Morph<br> End<br> Giving the future little to know <br> To be concerned <br> or appreciative of<br> Now is but the totality <br> of the universe unfolded<br> Anything more <br> melted moments lost</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>173. Restless robotic robin at my window</strong><br> Waiting watching listening<br> Transmitting my thoughts to alien government agents <br> hiding amongst the neighbour&rsquo;s salacious scarlet sarcastic trees<br> I cut them all down<br> Hundred-year old trees <br> Infested with Google bots<br> Reprogramming my consciousness<br> If only those around me understood my peril <br> I could have been freed from myself long ago <br> And planted new trees for real birds to propagate in </p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>174. The reason reptiles have stayed alive for millions of years </strong><br> is because they never evolved to the point of taking selfies <br> Posting them prior to the extinction of their species <br> like humans</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>175. I left my dog at cheerleading academy</strong><br> The Irish have written ballets <br> of her heroic alternatives<br> Go ask them</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>176. I love the deep cold</strong><br> It reminds me of an earlier life on Mars <br> When I viewed earthlings <br> as lesser entities <br> in our solar system <br> Fortunately I have changed my vision <br> to become one of them</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>177. I can&rsquo;t wait until tomorrow </strong><br> when I can erase the errors of today <br> in preparation of new errors <br> to erase the following day <br> creating such an exciting avenue <br> into the future</p> <p>06 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>178. Once past the censors </strong><br> I realized your love for me <br> made sense</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>179. The further I slip into madness </strong><br> the more normal US politics appear</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>180. Changed appearance</strong><br> Altered reality<br> Masked reasoning<br> How sudden to escape <br> To disentangle <br> Whisper secret exchanges <br> while disintegrating into this stage <br> called old age <br> when we become invisible <br> to the rush of the young <br> who too will wish to escape this fate <br> the flight of the elderly</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>181. It is the natural order of evolution </strong><br> to preserve <br> to pass on our DNA <br> to share selfies <br> in such a frantic attempt to be remembered </p> <p>liked for a passing moment <br> then poof!<br> Just another piece of data<br> We are all data sluts for sale <br> nothing more</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>182. Quarantined thoughts </strong><br> to protect conservatives <br> from becoming infected <br> with the reality <br> we are all one <br> in need of one another</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>183. Time to turn off the lights </strong><br> to delve into the catacombs of my mind <br> amongst shadowy thoughts <br> and often repressed dreams <br> to sing and dance with darkness <br> to liberate myself in this place I sleep <br> where morning shakes me asunder <br> throwing me back into the light <br> where I will drown</p> <p>07 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>184. I had such a slow start to today </strong><br> that tomorrow came and went <br> Left me in her dust <br> to sort out what memories <br> I would have had <br> if I had not had <br> such a slow start to today</p> <p>08 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>185. My dog uses his stunt double to follow me </strong><br> through my tumultuous dreams <br> When I return battered and confused <br> my dog happily greets me <br> so intact<br> we fly through the day</p> <p>08 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>186. Realizing my obsessive themes </strong><br> of writing about myself<br> I have decided in the best interest <br> of any remaining shreds of decency <br> involving me <br> to discontinue writing about myself <br> and to concentrate on only writing about my alter ego <br> and his heroic deeds <br> as a nobody </p> <p>08 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>187. There is nothing romantic </strong><br> regarding the sudden quickening of my heartbeat <br> when I am in your presence <br> It is my defibrillator implant restarting my heart <br> because of my birth defects <br> that make being old so adorable</p> <p>08 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>188. I get bored with watching the grass grow</strong><br> Now I watch myself age instead<br> It is so much quicker</p> <p>08 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>189. Social pressures made me mask my mind</strong><br> Foreign entity I have become <br> to myself even<br> Joking with sensual senseless winds<br> Whispering to marginalized millennial mannequins <br> Dancing with farm animals <br> to rap music <br> I am far too old to understand <br> Social pressures make me feel like a freak</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>190. Life is a sloppy slippery slope </strong><br> that I have been abseiling down for a long time<br> in this gleeful aberration I am passing through<br> hoping for a soft landing <br> surrounded by fireworks balloons whimsical mermaids <br> this life finally concluded</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>191. My master teacher removed the veil </strong><br> from my current eroded self<br> revealing the cartoon figure <br> I always knew <br> I was meant to be<br> Merging me with the world I laugh at <br> though trick into being with<br> as they adopt me <br> in their serious manner<br> never realizing that my alien self <br> is reporting their every moment <br> back to the mother ship<br> for future programming to remove <br> their current stupid thinking<br> as everyone gradually becomes normal<br> like me</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>192. The shorter the message </strong><br> The longer the interpretation <br> For example<br> The Christian Bible takes thousands of pages to say <br> &ldquo;life is shit&rdquo; and it is women&rsquo;s fault</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>193. I reinvent myself every day</strong><br> Every morning such a surprise<br> I get up early <br> just to discover who I will be <br> as my new reinvented self <br> conquers the neighbourhood<br> freeing the serfs <br> from their laborious meaningless lives <br> enslaved to social media<br> so they too can dance naked <br> amongst the tulips here in Holland<br> with me</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>194. I live my life </strong><br> as if it were a recently discovered <br> WWII bomb <br> yet to explode</p> <p>09 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>195. Such a simplification of the mathematical equation </strong><br> of our complicated existence <br> portrayed in our feelings of oneness <br> as life swallows our remaining meaningless memories</p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>196. My story is different </strong><br> than the one I have lived<br> Best seller in empty alleys <br> Award plagued melodrama <br> Untrained though caring actors <br> betrayed reality playing parts I kept secret <br> As circuses go my story was better <br> than the one I have lived <br> though a sequel is questionable</p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>197. I brought home </strong><br> My Mechanical Millennial Mannequin Minority Mistress<br> My dog took her for a walk<br> Pushed her into a Dutch canal <br> Now alone in my grief<br> I turn my back on such a cruel world we live in <br> where caring is such a long-lost art on social media </p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>198. I listen to foreign news shows </strong><br> in languages I do not understand<br> Making up my own stories <br> of what they are about<br> Filling their blundering synopsis <br> with love hope understanding<br> non-GMO organic high-altitude thoughts<br> And other shit<br> What a wonderful world we live in</p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>199. The murderer at my window </strong><br> asking me for forgiveness and a blessing<br> I close the curtain <br> Setting it on fire<br> She disappears along with all her sins<br> Another session of miracles performed <br> with robotic love and precession <br> in the cathedral of long-lost lingering hope<br> where we all live our blissful lives</p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>200. Being the giving noble person that I am </strong><br> when people question <br> who is the craziest <br> between my wife and I <br> Being the giving noble person that I am <br> I always give her all the credit</p> <p>10 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>201. Oh no not you again</strong><br> I screamed at the reflection in my coffee<br> Quickly putting on a mask <br> to normalize my morning<br> I run into the sacred government brothel <br> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not him&rdquo;<br> &ldquo;I&rsquo;m not him&rdquo;<br> As discovery closes in <br> replacing the anguish <br> sinking into my first morning cup of coffee</p> <p>11 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>202. Filtered freedom finds no relief</strong><br> Eventually the illusion is realized &nbsp;<br> Filters are crushed<br> Freedom takes a toll <br> yet flies free</p> <p>11 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands<br> <br> <strong>203. I asked a messiah vaping on the boulevard </strong><br> which direction for me<br> She wagged her tail<br> Humped a fire hydrant<br> Rolled over for a treat<br> Barked several times<br> Ran after a messenger on a bike<br> I said &lsquo;me 2&rsquo;<br> Now I am free <br> to lead others <br> into the right direction <br> too</p> <p>11 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>204. So thrilled not to have been a knight </strong><br> in King Arthur&rsquo;s Court<br> If I were <br> I would not be writing this now<br> What a lucky choice <br> to have waited until a mere 73-years ago <br> to have been born <br> and not seven hundred years ago <br> like once-were happy chappy <br> dead boy<br> Yuck!</p> <p>11 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>205. Due to the fact that no one knows </strong><br> what the end game will look like<br> I am going to focus on a good cup of coffee <br> leave the drama to the media <br> to go nuts with</p> <p>11 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>206</strong>. <strong>Got to be where I wanted to be</strong> <br> The noisy one of the silent majority<br> Left adrift in an empty pond<br> Fully dressed on the nudist beach<br> A cow-soothing vegan in a slaughterhouse<br> The one who doesn&rsquo;t get the punch line <br> in the jokes I tell<br> The one who got away but is still here <br> There<br> I never wanted to fit in <br> I never wanted either<br> Now I have<br> The rest has no history<br> Forget me and you will never have existed<br> Understand this <br> then text me what it means</p> <p>12 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>207. If there is a sequel to my existence </strong><br> I hope it is on a different planet<br> This one is almost used up</p> <p>12 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>208. Thousands of years of alarmist messiahs</strong><br> Yet I still awake to a good cup of coffee <br> Then a refill<br> Before turning to the news <br> to hear alarmist messiahs <br> before turning them <br> off having more coffee <br> Loving life still in 2020 <br> As the alarmist messiahs disintegrate</p> <p>12 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>209. Such an ignited moment</strong><br> You and I and a new day</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>210. Perfect love blown away by the wind</strong><br> Leaving this barren landscape <br> for future generations to cry upon</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>211. The new world order</strong><br> So out of order<br> Chaotic follies<br> Disrupted knowing<br> We are all the entertainment now <br> as the matrix crumbles <br> replaced by the new mangled elite refuges <br> at the castle gate <br> conquerors of once was <br> yet to be <br> Dissolvers and replacers of<br> the new world order</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>212. In the 1960s when we were street hippy butterflies</strong> <br> we believed in magic <br> More than fifty years later <br> I am starting to think I thought wrong<br> Street hippies never became magical butterflies<br> We just become old story tellers <br> to no one who will lister</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>213. I tore up my social contract with the world</strong><br> Rebooting myself to basic revolution rebel<br> so as to live off the grid <br> with my computers phones drones watches and other devices <br> powered by windmills solar panels and energy producing exercising hamsters <br> leaving social media in awe <br> to like my rebelling off the grid status</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>214. 70 years ago I scribbled on the wall </strong><br> My parents painted over my wisdom<br> 70 years later I scribble on the wall<br> My grandchildren paint over my wisdom<br> The lesson is that without paint <br> in the hands of opinion enablers<br> my wisdom would stay <br> for others to resound to <br> as I am Shakespeare <br> locked in this psych ward</p> <p>13 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>215. What I love about the future </strong><br> is that it is not today<br> What I love about the past<br> is that it is not today<br> What I love about now <br> is that it is not all there is<br> Yesterday and tomorrow <br> somewhere forever </p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>216. My dog just said I was mentally ill</strong><br> Why they let farm animals into places of worship <br> is beyond me<br> We all need to start searching <br> for a new messiah </p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>217. Autocorrect </strong><br> has turned me into <br> a stoned looking Shakespeare </p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>218. Without Wi-Fi a castle in not a home</strong><br> If a knight was not on social media <br> and fell off her horse would anyone know<br> If King Arthur had tweeted all day <br> no battles would have been won<br> I dropped my GPS into the moat <br> now I will never fine nirvana <br> Castle values are nought</p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>219. Such large obstacles along the path of life</strong><br> A bit of luck<br> Slight distraction<br> Quick change of direction<br> Any situation can be altered<br> The freedom from right negotiation <br> to right the flight</p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>220. Princess at the castle gate </strong><br> grabbing the first horse out of town <br> before turning into a pumpkin <br> and being someone else&rsquo;s dinner</p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>221. Native narrators narrating nonsensical narratives</strong><br> Washed upon shore spewing &nbsp;<br> And like with any fairy tale are true <br> only if they become a commercial success </p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>222. In a miscalculated moment </strong><br> we are still together <br> proving love could be more <br> than a chemical equation</p> <p>14 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>223. Wide awake</strong><br> So much to see<br> Across horizons <br> secrets arise <br> destiny revealed <br> myths deleted<br> So much to see<br> Wide awake at the end <br> to see what could have been <br> if only life had been lived <br> with eyes opened wide</p> <p>15 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>224. More than 7.5 billion people will cry at one time</strong><br> Flooding the earth with salty tears <br> as we all disappear into the crying mist<br> If only it was not too late<br> If we had umbrellas<br> Perhaps boots<br> Hats<br> Cooperation <br> Beliefs<br> Anything to save us from the crying mist</p> <p>15 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>225. If recycled love </strong><br> can save a resource limited world<br> I will gladly recycle the loves of my youth <br> to save the planet one more time</p> <p>15 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>226. She dances in the quiet of my mind</strong><br> Whispering<br> <em>Until death do us part</em><br> And we are</p> <p>16 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>227. You are a moment </strong><br> that frames everyone before<br> Everyone after</p> <p>16 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>228. I loved you in a haze</strong><br> Now that I can see clearly <br> you no longer appear <br> Bring back the haze we once were<br> So I can see clearly <br> who we once were<br> No longer are</p> <p>16 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>229. If I have said it before </strong><br> bark twice <br> head for the door<br> Such is conditional misunderstanding <br> in the solutions of the world <br> when a dog is involved <br> and we are positioned to draw conclusions <br> from what possibly makes no sense <br> to begin with</p> <p>16 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>230. I live in the past tense </strong><br> where even the future <br> has already been done<br> Like with a democracy reboot <br> no one cares</p> <p>16 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>231. In between spaces </strong><br> of foreign desires <br> imagined intrigue <br> melts in anticipation</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>232. Spare parts lay across the tarmac of my mind </strong><br> preventing landing <br> of anything of significance<br> Flightless memories <br> never going away</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>233. Crash landing in the midst of this memory field </strong><br> once we shared <br> The only hindrance was forgetting where the pieces landed <br> in order to put them back together again</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>234. Not understanding Dutch </strong><br> I thought she had said <br> &ldquo;Me-2&rdquo; <br> Waking in this hospital bed<br> Google revealed to me <br> she had said<br> &ldquo;you are a nut case&rdquo;<br> before knocking me out <br> with my Dutch desire unleashed <br> in this foreign aberration <br> I call my life</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>235. I sleep 1/3 of my life</strong><br> Dream 2/3 the rest of the time <br> which is why my body is 72.5 <br> and my mind is 24 <br> being the 1/3 of the 2/3 <br> that sometimes functions </p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>236. Animals don&rsquo;t need to meditate </strong><br> to free themselves from themselves <br> to find enlightenment <br> to become undamaged <br> to unite with creation <br> to destroy their homes<br> why are humans so fucked up</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>237. In a displaced moment I fitted in </strong><br> In shattered illusions <br> I touched reality<br> In the crosswind of change <br> I became synchronized<br> My my eating low-carb meals is terrible</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>238. If we could harness all the electricity </strong><br> used by a billion brains <br> using social media in a day<br> we could power the earth <br> for a year <br> with electrical nonsense <br> and still like it</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>239. In an organic-fused moment </strong><br> time stopped <br> killing off all life <br> which is why we should ignore time</p> <p>17 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>240. You were there when I awoke</strong><br> Shadowy spectator at first light <br> as morning stole you away <br> again <br> like evening did <br> so long ago <br> again last night <br> Vaporizing mirages <br> Only feelings remain <br> to block out the morning mist</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>241. We were to meet west of eternity</strong><br> No navigational systems<br> No narratives<br> No knowing<br> But we will <br> recognizable beyond eternity</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>242. They have changed the algorithm </strong><br> for heaven entry<br> passwords too<br> So many fake bots<br> hopeful hackers<br> believers misbelievers <br> rowdy millennial mannequins<br> Closed gates<br> We all become viral bacteria <br> feasting on our own larva karma forever <br> Eliminating the need for heaven<br> Such wonderful news <br> from this morning&rsquo;s government bots </p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>243. Our seventh decade </strong><br> is the no destination decade<br> Now a few years into my 70s <br> I can&rsquo;t imagine where I am headed <br> Where is next<br> If only I could remember <br> where the door is<br> I would go out <br> Continue with <br> my no destination decade</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>244. I like being a white-western-middleclass-educated male</strong><br> It makes turning off the newscast <br> on television so much easier</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>245. Facial recognition software misidentified me </strong><br> as a missing antique statue <br> from the Museum of Hard Knox<br> Now I have been captured <br> put into the closet of my ex-wife <br> for Freud to analyse <br> as the world collapses into confusion <br> with no interpretation left <br> to explain why I woke <br> in this claustrophobic state <br> screaming at the butterflies in my mind</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>246. Since I became deaf</strong><br> the birds stopped singing<br> Since I became blind<br> the flowers no longer bloom<br> Since I became lame<br> there is no start to yesterday&rsquo;s walk<br> Since I stopped writing <br> I never finished this</p> <p>18 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>247. I live in the future</strong><br> Which is why you love me today<br> Didn&rsquo;t know so yesterday<br> Will forget me tomorrow<br> And I already have</p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>248. I live in my own world </strong><br> with a large enough crack in it <br> to view that other world <br> others live <br> other lives in <br> but not large enough <br> to let them see me <br> in my magical imaginary world <br> I often live in</p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>249. How could it be</strong><br> So often is the question<br> We should learn to leave each other be<br> Enjoy the landscape <br> Walk in the nature<br> Drift in the wind<br> Reflections in the water<br> Music through the trees<br> Sublime thoughts <br> classically enhanced<br> Human activity <br> just passing phases <br> Easy to ignore <br> in the perfectly natural mind</p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>250. I always wanted to have my picture hanging in a museum </strong><br> for a paying public to awe and wonder about<br> No doubt a painting of me <br> leading a squadron of angels <br> into an evening of debauchery <br> would best be loved by the paying public <br> in the museum of me <br> at the end of narcissistic boulevard </p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>251. I often thought being of feeble mind </strong><br> an occurrence of the elderly <br> now I realize at 72 <br> it can occur to one in their youth <br> such as me</p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>252. Space is a bridge too far </strong><br> between you and me <br> with a far higher toll than I can remedy <br> so always stranded <br> this side of space I always am <br> while you dance wildly <br> on the other side beyond my reach</p> <p>19 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>253. Life is a short performance </strong><br> we each get a shot at yet <br> No one has ever been good enough to return <br> for an encore <br> once the curtain comes down <br> on this short performance <br> that is our fleeting life</p> <p>20 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>254. We did what we could </strong><br> before transformative night <br> changed us in a most unfavourable manner <br> Devastation was never a choice <br> Just an opportunity handled poorly <br> We did what we could <br> More cannot be wished for</p> <p>20 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>255. So many twenties today</strong><br> 20-02-2020<br> A magical day indeed<br> So I bet on a racehorse <br> that bore your name <br> she stumbled at the clubhouse turn <br> just like I did through your life<br> 20-02-2020 never again</p> <p>20 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>256. The beauty of moral decay </strong><br> is how surprising our reflection is <br> in a superficial way</p> <p>20 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>257. Disappointed with the results </strong><br> we went back to sleep <br> to awaken in another world</p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p align="center"><strong>258. We laughed as the clown performed</strong><strong> </strong><br> Not seeing the joker steal everything<br> with our attention turned toward him<br> Only now in our devastation<br> do we realize the joker and clown<br> are the same one trick pony</p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands </p> <p><strong>259. I got so far from what I was to do today </strong><br> I cancelled tomorrow <br> and all the knights couldn&rsquo;t reincarnate <br> leaving the castle filled with disorientated mice </p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>260. So much technology </strong><br> we still are dependent on brains <br> to show how to cook eggs<br> Decorate cakes<br> Bake fish<br> Sling tofu<br> Stir-fried ancestral cuisine<br> Humans have been cooking for a hundred thousand years <br> Now we are celebrities <br> Or not<br> if we can pour wine over roadkill <br> Give me technology over a brain fried human<br> Then dinner will be done on time</p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>261. Love is a mesmerizing mangled messy mishap</strong><br> Though pleasant in its extreme <br> if reason is given flight</p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>262. What?</strong><br> Today is still here<br> Unbelievable <br> I shoved it into a closet<br> Kicked it into the river<br> Set it alight<br> Denied its continuation<br> Existence too <br> Traded it for drugs<br> Left it at the alter<br> Sold it to a brothel<br> Made a social media bot to end it<br> And the damn thing is still here<br> If only today would go away <br> and give me tomorrow <br> I could dwell happily in yesterday</p> <p>21 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>263. To see if this works </strong><br> I will fly to space <br> unknown filling <br> Covered horizons <br> I will have to admit to the neighbour&rsquo;s pets <br> I have no idea <br> what I am talking about</p> <p>22 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>264. Statistically I am more you than me </strong><br> Explaining my iridescent aura<br> Lack of harmony<br> The incidences of incorrect directions<br> Cyclic confusion<br> And the desire to be someone <br> other than you</p> <p>22 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>265. The Russians are getting involved </strong><br> with American erections <br> by spamming them with bad dancing<br> Strange accents<br> Dysfunctional erection misinformation<br> Strong vodka<br> Plastic non-recyclable mannequin first ladies <br> Weak erection turnout<br> Favouring fat illiterate orange tinted humans <br> Such turn offs they are <br> Americans will never have proper erections again<br> The Russians are coming</p> <p>22 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>266. When life was simple </strong><br> love was too<br> When life became complicated <br> love did too<br> Now life is simple again <br> love is too</p> <p>23 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>267. She was a carefree flower girl of 18</strong><br> Selling flowers on Bourbon Street<br> 1968<br> I was a street artist <br> 20<br> 52<br> years later<br> She has dementia <br> living in a nursing home<br> I am a young hot model <br> walking the catwalks of my memory<br> Life is such a grand illusion<br> I would love to do it again sometime</p> <p>23 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>268. Lady in the caf&eacute; thinking in Dutch</strong><br> Me in the caf&eacute; thinking in male<br> Should I pretend not to understand <br> or just continue smiling <br> like an alley cat <br> not understand Dutch</p> <p>23 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>269. Life is an island in the sea of death</strong> that we wander around on usually quite lost feeling homeless neglected without though doing everything possible to stay upon a change in climate of attitude makes the island much more pleasant knowing it is only a matter of time before we are forced off to drown in the sea of death</p> <p>23 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>270. Accomplished so much</strong><br> Above and beyond<br> Achieving the unthinkable<br> Folk tales will surface<br> Survive<br> Surprise<br> Women will be in tears<br> Men will wish they had what I had<br> Let it be known at the end of the day<br> &lsquo;twas me who ate the whole box of chocolate <br> leaving only a lingering scent <br> for those who come after <br> Knowing they will always be cast <br> as the ones who missed out</p> <p>24 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>271. </strong><strong>The creepy whispers in the night </strong><br> Shadows<br> echoing <br> Suffocating scents <br> Just unfulfilled dreams <br> seeking shelter<br> waking us in fright<br> Unfulfilled dreams in the night</p> <p>24 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>272. I see it in my neighbour&rsquo;s cat&rsquo;s eyes</strong><br> I am nothing more than another unhinged human<br> chasing phantoms in the meadow<br> The neighbour&rsquo;s cat <br> obviously no judge of character <br> I can see it in her eyes</p> <p>24 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>273. I printed photos of my past</strong><br> Burned them in tune with the screaming sullen eerie evening<br> By morning my past was still there<br> Reminding me of the debts still owed <br> to the mistress of life <br> who keeps me in these chains <br> I cannot break </p> <p>24 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>274. The shifting direction of my motionless life </strong><br> reminds me of the perils of sitting so long <br> in this padded cell presents<br> If only this Netflix series would end<br> I could start another</p> <p>24 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>275. I can imagine going crazy</strong><br> Can&rsquo;t imagine <br> coming back</p> <p>25 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>276. Always learning</strong><br> Always forgetting<br> Cancelled out thoughts <br> Memory in the express lane<br> Fleeting images<br> Dissipating feeling<br> What I just learned was it is all forgotten at the end <br> (geese flying south for the winter informed me)<br> so we can start again <br> running haphazardly <br> toward the next horizon</p> <p>25 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>277. I went to the </strong><strong>mannequin shop </strong><br> looking for an elderly one to disassociate with<br> Millennial mannequins knocked me over <br> saying I had bad taste<br> &lsquo;me-2&rsquo; I articulated<br> Sympathetic pretenders <br> took me to a sacred second-hand thrift shop <br> that was in receivership <br> saying it was time for me to be recycled<br> What a bargain I am <br> a bucket of ripe opinions <br> fertilizer for the soul if such a thing existed <br> here at the mannequin shop <br> on the edge of time </p> <p>25 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>278. There is no refund on this life</strong><br> No store credit for off the shelf trade of another life<br> Cancellation insurance<br> Wrong number try again<br> Random karmic fuelled next life fantasy<br> Lottery winner <br> The only upgrade possibilities <br> are at our discretion <br> like I exhibit by walking to the finish line <br> instead of running <br> like everyone else</p> <p>25 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>279. While adding to the perfection list</strong><br> Storms came close <br> Dread flew overhead<br> Hidden horrors hurriedly <br> escaped notice<br> With my perfection list firmly in hand<br> I added this moment <br> Escape perfected<br> Surrender not involved<br> Another perfect moment <br> noted</p> <p>26 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>280. So much for technology</strong><br> Human emotions are similar <br> as they were thousands of years ago<br> The change in our reflected image <br> over the decades <br> always a producer of grief <br> following the sigh of once upon a time</p> <p>26 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>281. I had a successful business </strong><br> Got a PhD<br> Happily married for decades<br> Sorted out my spiritual beliefs <br> then discarded them all <br> to finally be free<br> Photoshopped an upgraded <br> appearance of myself<br> Still the neighbour&rsquo;s dog <br> pees on my leg<br> There just is no respect <br> for carbon-based life <br> this planet</p> <p>26 February 2020 Arnhem, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>282. Highly unlikely words fell</strong><br> I grabbed a few <br> Put them in my pocket <br> for a rainy day <br> when my umbrella was up <br> no words could get through<br> Now I have bags of words <br> Unassembled<br> I will give them to the next slum goddess I see<br> Perhaps she will take me away <br> in a highly unlikely way<br> Me and my collection of words</p> <p>27 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p>(in memory of the Slum Goddess from the Lower East Side &ndash; and a song by the Fugs 1965)</p> <p><strong>283. Drained </strong><br> walking in the rain<br> Soaking <br> Exhausted<br> Halted<br> I will drown in my stance <br> If I survive this rendition of luckless vagrant<br> I will write a Broadway musical in celebration <br> or go home to bed<br> Whichever comes first that will free me <br> from such drama I get myself into</p> <p>27 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>284. A new city to sleep in</strong><br> I wonder if my dreams will change <br> or will I awaken <br> confused <br> like I have in every other city <br> I have awakened in</p> <p>27 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p>---------<a name="latest_writing">latest-writing</a>------------</p> <p><strong>286. I love shopping in a foreign market</strong><br> Labels in languages I can only guess @<br> No telling what lies <br> lies within what I am about to eat<br> Being a vegetarian I know I am safe <br> eating the wrapper<br> leaving the food behind <br> for someone else <br> to translate into their diet</p> <p>28 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>287. Another interesting day </strong><br> living beyond the grasp of reality <br> with circus animals <br> killer rabbits<br> inarticulate masticating women<br> and an alley cat with similar political views<br> as once was me<br> If tomorrow should prove to be as unenlightening <br> I shall go back to redo today<br> living beyond the grasp of reality<br> with the panic driven newsreel presenters<br> and other animals </p> <p>28 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>288. I complained to god </strong><br> how unfair my life was<br> She indicated an app <br> on a platform I was not aware of<br> I downloaded what I could not know<br> Leaving me forever cast in the roller of loser <br> to other apps and their blindful users</p> <p>28 February 2020 Rotterdam, The Netherlands</p> <p><strong>289. 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