Almost Paradisical

Pursuing the poetical, paradoxical, metaphorical, lyrical, artistical, majestical, and mystical.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Hillel Neuer's Question Put to the UN



Here is the video. There is not a peep in the room when he asks this question at the end. Apartheid is real....but the truth will surprise you.

Watch Eyeless in Gaza (streaming on Amazon) to understand how journalists fearfully self censor and are forcefully censored.....silenced so we are unable to hear the truth.




Thursday, March 9, 2017

Trump is Like Oxygen



What if he's like 
the mask an airplane
lets down in the event 
of a looming catastrophe 
dispensing
vital oxygen? What if we 
are oblivious to the 
rescue offered?

We push away this 
sustaining substance
because we find 
the equipment’s
delivery system 
(yellow plastic held by elastic)
unpalatable.  

We prefer 
to suffocate as we crash

to the tune of foreign, 
unfamiliar 
calls to worship crying out
to a god we 
do not know while our
own remains uninvited. This

(anthem parenthesis) 

cocoons angry women 
who in tender
moments administer rituals 
to initiate each other 
into wearing modesty 
by way of
hijab - draping  
our American flag 
around their heads
and necks as a symbol -  

consenting, ironically, 
and (un)knowingly 
to sharia law.



I'm going out on a limb (naked) by writing this - because I'm disturbed to my core. The core I didn't even know I had! I did not vote out of discouragement and hopelessness. After some digging, I'm wishing I had voted for Trump after all. Hate me too, if you will.

I'm confused with the hatred toward him and the hatred displayed by the women's marches. 



Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Not Wearing A Pink Hat

Uncharacteristically, 
today I listened to 35 minutes 
of what's considered news 
by thousands who tune in. 
Top news? Starburst
has a new package of 
all pink candy.

And a new app called 
Women Interrupted 
was highly recommended
to much applause. 

I confess: Women marching 
in silly pink pussy hats
spewing their own brand of
putrid hate is not silly at all
and makes me embarrassed 
to call myself 
a woman.  

 Does this app 
also track how 
many times women 
interrupt other women
or how many times women
interrupt men? 

The bullied become bullies. 
The tolerant aren't so tolerant. 
Facts are buried. Opinions go
viral in a world turned upside down, 
backwards and inside out.

Earl told us to learn to live with irony.
But I'm losing the hang of it. 
The only thing I can hold on to, 
the only thing familiar, 
the only thing I know any 
more when I see it - 
is love. 

It's still the same 
all over the world -
yesterday,
 today
and forever. 
It never ends. 
Amen.  











Monday, March 6, 2017