Indirectly

you were made from fixed nitrogen
implicit ideas
raiders attracted to the flames
culture is a knowledge relationship
the Divine Port, the Sublime Port
reservoirs of knowledge
game theory vs. just happy to be here
the older gay, the senior gay
culture, symbolic thought, language

the interesting 40-year old
the senior gay
the origins of symbolic thought
fish and fish hooks
a symbol that stood in for an entire culture
constrained meaning
Rich Dad, Everybody’s Uncle
with faith and trust and confidence
Dos Equis and Stella Artois

embryonic, the cosmic womb
the power to create life
the symbols of a culture
embrace complexity, embrace rapture
the upside-down triangle, the yoni
she’s you
they share the same genes
it turned into Minecraft
the gift of the earth

in competition for your niche
papercuts and Band-Aids
chocolate-covered chicken
purification, clarification
The Unstated
happiness is blue, blue in blue
to feel and to live forever
you’re on an iceberg, floating out to sea
between heaven and earth

Redeemed
and still, no one cares
saying goodbye to your younger self
completely buried under history

Please do not repost without my permission, but you can support my poetry here! Originally written 3/7/21. Copyright, All Rights Reserved. All art, not from the author, belongs to the original artists. This particular photo is of Stonehenge, in the UK.

BB: “Loyal, Honesty, Trust” AKA The Cat’s Paw

How I feel about most people

Game recognizes game; rat recognizes rat.

JC has played a bang-up game. He’s definitely a Tier 2 player. But as I have mentioned, a couple of times before, JC has a real blind spot, when it comes to Tyler.

Remember, one of the #48LawsOfPower is ‘Don’t Commit to Anyone.’ This doesn’t mean don’t get married; it means don’t believe in someone, so much, that you could completely overlook the possibility that said person, might be lying to you.

JC has had an otherwise airtight, rock-solid game, but his inability to see that Tyler has a Final Two, with Kaycee and a showmance, with Angela, defies all logic, at this point.

Angela has now put JC and Sam up on the block. The hammer is coming down. Why would Tyler risk alienating Kaycee, by backdooring her, at this late stage, in the game, when they have had a bulletproof Final Two, for this entire season?

JC still doesn’t even know Level 6 exists. Heck, before yesterday, JC didn’t even know that Angela used to be a professional athlete.

There’s a ton of things that JC doesn’t know, even though he’s done so much for Tyler and Level 6. JC was Tyler’s cat’s paw. Tyler was the monkey that used JC’s paw, to get the chestnuts, out of the fire. JC is about to get burned, instead of him.

JC has put all his eggs, into Tyler’s basket! He has no one else! It’s too late to go back to Angela and Kaycee and either turn them against each other or get one of them to work with him, to get rid of Tyler.

Angela never liked JC, anyway. JC and Sam have always been friends, but their friendship hasn’t really translated into power, in the game. JC doesn’t have a paddle left, on this creek!

JC will definitely win, if he can get to the end. JC would need to win, at least, two competitions, now, just to give him a sturdy footing against the Three – Tyler, Angela and Kaycee.  Tangela and Kaycee have swept the competitions and ran the game, since almost a month ago.

It turns out that most of the Level 6 fans were Brett fans. Brett was the consummate showman, but now the Brett fans are waking up – and finally becoming Anti-Tyler. Tyler’s mask has been slipping more and more, lately. Laugh at Sam all you want, but Tyler is a snake; he’s a snitch.

My prediction, that Tyler’s ice-cold, vampire nature would rise to the surface, is coming to fruition. “Tell your friends,” indeed. Tyler better stay “two steps ahead,” because JC, Kaycee and even Sam, could still win, at this point.

always come in w. low expectations