something and nothing

the god of the game
forever Goddess
pour out Vials of poison
Steppes and Deserts
god of the machine
Woden and his ravens
Bronze Age Altai aliens
Kingdom in the Sky
Ural-Altaic Urheimat

Martini World
bopping burger
sunset of the gods
the god of this world
daemon of the ash-fire
lost your god
prove your existence
I drink, I smoke
putting out a lot of energy

Altai Mountain Ice Age bubble
0 and 1
Dripping honey on snow
The Pointless Country
linguistical Ur-Heimat
alien, quantum “angels”
Hyperbears
industrial cartels and bases on the moon
the infinite king

Sunken Dream
the AI hive mind problem
Failure in the Heartland
Anatolia, the Balkans, and the Central Asian Steppe
The Waltz of Life
Jaded space travel
Ural-Altaic hypothesis or isolated language
historical mystery
In the past you were a nun/priestess

Lost Universe, Hidden Pathway
the female Messiah
Forests, iron, steel, and firearms
vaporwave cherry blossoms

Please do not repost without my permission, but you can support my poetry here! Originally written 6/02/20.

Them Through the Ages

bubble

They went up to the rooftop of a nearby motel, the one where Cai was staying. A gentle whirring rose from the boiler turbines, down below, deep in the bowels of the building. Sleeping pigeons roosted under the water tower. The rain had stopped, and clouds floated in the night sky, reflected by giant puddles.

Cai had retrieved his long, black overcoat, which swirled around his thin legs. He pulled out a Camel cigarette and offered his lighter to Dan, who took it, and lit up.

The two men watched the retreating cumulus formation, illuminated by the veins of traffic below. Steam floated from thousands of dark rooftops, with myriad HVAC units, vents and tunnels.

Dan glanced at the Dracula-like creature in front of him. “You’re from out-of-town?” he muttered.

The lothario gave him a crafty, cryptic look, “You might say that.”

There was a density to him – that aristocratic nose, that lofty, sweeping brow – that spoke to him, that offered a weight, a depth. He felt himself drawn forward into this man’s orbit, like falling into the path of a black hole – or a runaway bullet train.

“Where did you say you were from?” Dan tried again.

“I didn’t,” the stranger guffawed.

“Excuse me?” Dan also laughed, but he was 100% serious. He really wanted to know.

“Originally, I am from London, but I came here from Seattle,” Cai began.

“Misty Seattle. Hmm,” Dan said, taking a drag on his cigarette.

“Yes; how well versed are you in the mystical arts?” the stranger gave him a significant look.

“The mystical what?” Dan asked, dumbfounded.

“The mystical. Arts.” Cai said, punctuating each word with an action: he dropped the butt and stepped on it – grinding it out – also taking one step closer to Dan, in the process. His massive, intellectual weight was all directed at Dan. The tall man loomed in front of him, looking down on him, his eyes narrowed in that oily, feline slant again.

Dan stepped back, confused, “I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

Cai stood still, as if his metaphysical weight were settling, like a dense ball of dark matter. He sighed, as if confessing something to himself for the first time, “I am the Lightning Avatar. I come from Atev. You’re aware of parallel dimensions, right?”

Dan, a high-energy particle physicist, nodded. He was still baffled, but something Cai said, rang true to him: a bell knell of recognition tolled inside his psyche, on the shores of his consciousness. He didn’t know why. It was a note, the clarion call, of destiny.

He decided he would address that later, and pushed on gamely, “So, what’s your job?”

“Anesthesiologist,” Cai smirked, with obvious relief. He seemed to be standing over Dan less, and the angles of his body opened into a more welcoming posture. Cai’s mien took on the very definition of ease. Dan allowed himself to come closer, into the circle of Cai’s cologne – into the circle of energy that vibrated and emanated from him.

“You would be,” Dan murmured, surprised at how close he was to this man. The nail edge of a crescent moon emerged from a cloud bank and towered over them both.

modern life

Music

Forgot About Dre (Instrumental) – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem

Conscious Thoughts:

S L O W L Y

D A N C I N’

You Don’t Know Me – Don Henley