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selections from The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels

WORKINGMEN OF ALL COUNTRIES, UNITE! Continue reading

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as for we who love to be astonished

i went to synagogue tonight for יוֹם כִּפּוּר. Yom Kippur. the Day of Atonement.

i need some humility. i need to remember all the good things i have, i need to be astonished by the perfect patterns of love and heartbreak and breathing in and out and bitching bitching bitching about life life life life, bountiful life, endlessly attacking our minds and bodies on all fronts as if it wants us to remember this war cannot be peace.

we can find peace. we can type furiously and then remember that Radiohead is playing—there’s Thom! he’s singing for you!—and remember to close one’s lids a tinge and make a strange hand gesture while breathing deeply and voicing the word “breathe” as if speaking “breathe” makes breathing all the easier.

we can find peace. breathe again and realize it’s not the metal ring nor the four finger hair tie nor the thing it binds nor the birds it blinds while in bed, twisting, yearning, frothing, soaring. it is the you and the he and the here and the now and the she and the she and the sea and the sounds.

we can find peace in sound. Continue reading

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