i have to get focused. now's the time to really start thinking about what i'm going to be doing for the next 5 years or so. i have to get some shit together. organize my thoughts. regroup.
i've been saying this for the past, oh, 2 years or so. blah.
i have some kind of creative stall going...things will start, sputter out, then stop...engine won't start like it should...it's just a mess. examples:
who's watching the city?*
want to prevent crime?
try raising children in something
other than a system...
make ppl already in cages
see their fate more clearly
they're out to get
is a two way street.
(*someone came up with the bright idea to install "smart" cameras on various corners in the city. you know, instead of re-opening the rec centers or getting rid of abandoned houses. more lockdown. let's not talk about the multi-million dollar hotel going up on the taxpayer dime...)
alice walker wrote of
africans with waist-length hair...
today a blog revealed
only crazy alcoholic africans
carry locs now
what a brilliant job colonialism has done
to make ppl despise
their very skin
the hair that grows from their heads...
even without the rape of resources
the battle is won;
too many minds taken
after the bodies fell.
...yeah. stuff like that. i scribbled out another fragment in my dream journal last night. it was the only paper around. i didn't want to go out and grab my usual notebook 'cause i was afraid the cat would creep back in. he's still a little too energetic to sleep in the room with me, and i didn't wanna have to fight him to get him back out.
to his credit, he will let me sleep for a few hours at a time. but that's about all.
well. i suppose i should do something resembling work. although that will be difficult when i can't seem to clear my mind....