The Lie of the Sacred Object

The little voice saysSomewhere in a mall,A car dealershipOr real estate catalogueLies the thingYour heart has been longing for.Somewhere out thereIn the arms of a loverOr the companionship of a friendIs the total acceptance you crave.Nay friend,You won’t find it encodedIn another stamp on your passport,And when your excursion in natureComes to an endYour longing […]

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‘That was deep’

How unfortunate is the thirsty manWho encounters a glass of waterBut fails to drink of its contentsBecause of his preoccupationWith its presentation,To spend his time fascinatedBy how eloquently the water was servedHow wonderfully the waiter was dressedAnd how it came to be that this glass of waterArrived in front of him-And yet never drinks of […]

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Retail Joy

The promise of the retail storeIs that sitting on their shelvesIs the thing your heart has been yearning forAll along,All you need is cashAnd you too will be care-freeWind in your hairLiving your best life,But how much happinessCan you actually buy?There are hard limits to whatRetail joyCan really deliverAnd even its greatest offerringsFall far, far […]

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Less

Really is more sometimes.Not everything we want is good for usAnd there’s nothing worse than more of a bad thing.Not everything needs to be upgradedSupersizedOr bought in bulk-Sometimes having too much food on your plateWorks against your ability to enjoy the meal altogether.For those of us who have known what it isTo go withoutIts easy […]

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Create before you consume

With so much on displaySo much content on demandWe can spend the rest of our livesJust consuming it all.But there are things only we can makeThat still need to be made:ProposalsSunday dinners,Scary phone callsSide hustles and passion projects.Families. Anyone can eat.But there are things that youAnd you only can make. Make space for your art. […]

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