HORSE OF THE ABYSS

Eyes of darkness 

See only red

A dare to walk 

The path of non-existence,


Story of survival

Fact of existence

A call

To the Horse of the Abyss.


Both what is

And what is not.

Mother earth, the only home

We’ve ever known


A way point, 

An ecological niche

Our temporary connection 

To the cosmic ocean


Life a fluke

In a galactic sense

Our past masking our future;

Our future, the sum of our past. 


Projections of data points

An entropic zero

Computer simulations

Of feast and famine.


Strong evidence

For negative consequence

Rise in temperature

Ripe for change.


Their freewill will

A two edged wonder.

Midnight oil

Incinerates all


Blades without handles

Are difficult to grasp

Like fire blankets

Of forest fires


Too much heat, 

In the key of sea.

This knife’s edge

Of Promethean growth


An ode to know

To stall and drop off

It is never enough.

In an eternal universe


Entwined in the eternal dance of soul

All has been said & done before.

There lies a temporary permanence,

Blink and you’ll miss it.


Reality born

Of savages past

Where nothing was fair 

And little was just.


A torrid journey of people

Through the ages.

Theatres of War are

Mechanisms for commerce.


Artfully atomised

These fogs of our own creation.

Survival.

And a love of brute strength.


Everything a draw

Until mistakes are made.

This framing to be arranged

At owner’s expense


Counter arguments 

To strike balance

Absurd beauty &

Money to buy the vote.


A sentence, simply

A structure of logical relationships.

Arguments of evolution are

Foundations of community.


Artificial insemination

Like a drop of rain

The subtlety of prose:

For most cannot suppose.


Fear emerges from depths

Of the unknown

A key to a door

No longer required, once open


Spirit 

Uniquely capable of awe

Emotion , physiology 

And deep history


A hawk with a hood, 

Dog in a kennel, 

Proverbial ostrich

Head in the sand


Paused to posit

Willful blindness 

Results in paranoia

Anxiety protects you from pain


Disgust keeps us alive

Fear challenges

Exclusion makes us suffer

Joy brings people together


Misplaced pity 

Without charity and justice 

Leads through anger, to cruelty.

It is corrosive.


Shame and suffering

A certain goodness

Empathy an antidote.

As tumbleweed rolls through.


Cause rather than symptoms

Anger from mis-understanding

A bleeding heart - Sadness, 

A factor of pain


Fear the constant

Sorrow to blame

Tan gents of London

In this funny old game.


Cold whispers 

Of opium den walls.

Near death experience

And the pineal gland.


Fabric of reality,

A silver thread.

Good thing

Bad thing


Pigeon-holed

In colour and border.

Idiosyncratic nature

Pleasure: conquer and control.


Particular price points & a long division.

Trigger points of the soul:

For where do the tears

Of the faucet go?


Cosmic beginnings

Long winded and boring

The light in darkness

Her primal scream


When dragons collide

Pipers consent

Crab’s claw and the

Butterfly’s ascent


Sneaker pushers and hotel hookers

Piston heads and the living dead

Boils down to falsehood

Drowning in an endless sea


Nirvana fallacy &

Idealised alternatives.

Bird songs of toxicity

Canaries of the coal mine.


At the crack of dawn

The terrors of nightmares

& broken echoes

Of a pale blue dot


Like the colossal sea anchor

Of imagined thought,

It's a bit of a puzzle

But it's funny


Irony seldom absent

From the greatest of horrors.

Medical miracles

Ethical nightmares.


Neural lace and the

Hyperscale age

These city lights 

Of a human jungle


The churn

The words 

Tribal war games 

Of the unknown mess


The call for clarity

Answered with ambiguity

Class this mist,

Utopia: an island in the sand


The wind chimes

Across waters of shallow graves

A man with a feather cannot fly

As paradise comes in a bag.


Each component 

Made of another

Egalitarian emptiness

Moral bankruptcy


Where minimum decency passes

For heroic virtue

And utter corruption

For pardonable imperfection


The end of all government 

Is the happiness of the people

As Old values 

Ring true


Nihilism a great crisis

Moments of deepest self-reflection

The matter of recovery?

A question of strength.


Setting gives rise to an event

Place created with atmosphere

When it is lost

Meaning follows


Network of actors

Create dialogue

Interaction?

A two way basis


Pillars of society

Collective futures

Easy to maintain

And hard to break


Prescriptions from society

Prosperity and wealth

A lattice

Cold with numbers


React to meaning first

The territory behind the map

Polite to act 

In a presupposed way.


Bound to work

Tasks classified

According to relevance

Agreed in lamentations.


Born free to live in chains

No human institution 

Easily escapes

The darker angel of our divided selves


By the work

One knows the workman

Produce to consume

Consume to produce.


Truth: a theory full of facts

Facts: hard headed in subjective Nature

Experiential strategy

Iterative process


The unreal truth

A sad matter of fact

A story of starts,

Lead by mistake


Of assumption

And no matter how many times

It was the exception,

That made the rule.


Indifference the worst offence,

Laziness the worst sin

Patience a key

Heavy is the crown.


Translate things in time,

The ones to pay damages

Functional  Experiential  Symbolic

Sublime: elevated, moral ecstasy


De bonne grace

With good grace

Vita brevis: ars longa

Life short: art long


Symmetry: change without change

Aversion and interest

Exuberance: economy of means

And the like


There is no unequivocal definition of life;

Divided in Domains & further subdivision.

Death: a permanent termination 

Of all vital functions


Vicissitude: being changeable

Solicitude: care or concern

Inchoate: just begun

Decorus: keeping in good taste


Moue: A pouting expression

Impute: attribute blame

Putative: considered to exist

Furtive: secret or avoiding attention


Sensualism: sensations of the mind

Rhetoric: discourse

Obsequious: obedient to a servile degree

Pusillanimous: lack of courage, timid

Akrasia: Weakness of the will

Globalisation: integrated fragility

Logos: Principles of harmonies of opposites

Animus: mind/spirit


Pop: Bold palette and media, dead pan, black and white, hypersaturation, popular, transient, expendable, low cost, mass produced, young, witty, sexy, gimmicky, glamorous, big business. Product to sell lifestyle, beauty, eroticism, glamour, feminism, post-colonialism and other consciousness changing ideas. A critical position relative to society. 


Define beauty: A Vigorous debate

The sublime manner of Consumer culture

Where body 

Became the battleground


Virility of vanity

Eye of the beholder

Makeup as a document

Body painting the passport


Men prefer things

Women prefer people

If that’s what we’re taught.

Every generation gets through.


To understand 

What this place is

Vari et mutable semper femina

Woman is ever changeful and capricious


Sighted individuals

Navigate the social world visually

Art in motion

The potion of emotion


Umbrella like thing

The most vivid of colours

On a white, cloudless, blanket of snow

Pillows, marsh-mellow.


Appetites of desires

Bathed in sunshine

Covered in a thick mat

Of velvet green


Mellifluous

Honey of the ear

A felt to it

A luscious moss


Towers on skylines

Forever standing still

The pin pricks of capitalism

Humbled by abode.


Thoughts and minds

Conditions of lease

Cemented in hardship

Broken by the deceased


There is no answer 

To the problem of blame.

Synthesis a sum

Far greater than its parts


Transfer knowledge

To more permanent mediums

Records of existence

And our own temporal beings


Upon reflection

Faces stare back

Blank canvas

Animate M.E.


A multitude of pixelated positions

Discern the shape of the whole

From ails of past

New ones rise


Perspective and orientation.

Subtle contradictions,

Observations.

Peculiar anomalies


The middle of the impossibly big

& the infinitely small

A simple

Speck of dust.


Roles of artists

To drive prosperity

In the age of instant

Follow your instinct


Rules of corporate governance

That challenge belief

Designing connection

Blue enough to be green


Theories of decision making

Action under uncertainty

Means based projects

Drive innovation


Proactive based on theory

Reactive on conditional change

Effectuation creates the opportunity

Causation as a particular effect to be given


Effectuation as a set of means

Means to create effect

Possible to probable

Mapped to affect.


Social norms & values

Warped and twisted

Truth is not enough

Love to be rewarded


Progress in science

Reflects movement toward truth

Value in experience 

Value in use


Not to be mistaken

As though an aloe,

To expel melancholy from the soul.

Historical roots, Forever grow.


Photosynthesis

A combination of stills

Turning light into energy

Released to fuel activity


Combining time and place

A piecemeal contemporary view

A visual explosion

These tapestries of growing pains.


Elements of beauty – colour, form, 

Shape and state

Warmth of an immeasurable light

Brightness of an incredible heat


Fullness of life

Relationships of nature

Failure by design

Smoothed fudged and crossed


Dynaton

Greek for the possible

Not what exists

But to pre-figure the possible.


We are the masters 

Of creative evolution

With blood in the water

Adversity and impossible odds


Underlying assumptions

Of a non-linear market

Science reveals the relationships

The world view produces the group


Methods and tools

Symbols as language

To communicate

Placeholders of society


Rational reflection

The most human of tools

To tend our candle 

Of consciousness.


Food

Music

Art

Beauty


A beautiful plate

With nothing on it

Visual language

To portray arrangement


Build sapidity

Release molecules

Texture and temperature

Food as reward


We eat with our eyes

The sauce expensive

At the heart of French cuisine

Spice, acidity, fat, flavour, 


Crunchiness.

Salt, fat, sugar: 

Dopamine

To sup with a long spoon


Deep roots in food

To lose knowledge of cooking

Is to lose culture

The meal is love


Food is nature

Fermentation is a delicious rot.

Heart and soul adds flavour

To rebuild a culture of cooking


Free-hand association

Sown in order to eat.

It is only upon reflection

That we see ourselves.


In music there are no mistakes

It is the art of framing 

The perfection

Of silence 


Signal like glue

Conducting composition

A harmony of reverberance

Timbre. Rhythm. Melody


Think about the world

We live in.

In good times

People don’t listen.


Come to court

For judgement day

Seeds of false hope

Acid rain & the poisoned oak


Merciless, insatiable

On nights we let go

To fight the fires

With our butcher’s knives.


Glass sandwich

Absurd beauty

Free cultures

Get what they deserve


Measures of success

Old and new

Beauty and happiness

Intricate movement


Life: a series of milestones 

And achievements. 

Moments pressed in memory 

Electric currents, running within. 


Force of habit

Borders of silhouettes.

To hold a beautiful idea

For the room. Upstairs.


Pattern recognition

Blind to sea

Matter, Form, & Soul,

Relating moments of humanity.


Light the vehicle of feeling

Iridescence, a product of structure

Colour is light, change is dramatic

Sunrise and sunset elevate feeling


Heat makes people weak

There is solidity, In cooling off

Healthfulness the first requisite

The conscious of nations.


Complexity of contributing factors

Yet to begin.

Entrance to exit, 

Start to finish


The road goes on forever. 

To finish the beginning,

Of yet another journey, 

Another story. 


For we all share

The weight of an ocean

We all sit 

On broken dreams


We all suffer 

Decisions of the past

And we all share

Hopes for the future


Co-operation and cohesion

Within groups

Health, wealth, 

Knowledge and friends.


Happiness as the ultimate

Purpose of existence

Conceived as a subjective

State of mind


Waves of atoms, 

A series of probabilities, 

On possibilities,

Of probabilities. 

The chance of breath,


Our modern world,

Abstracted through forebears

and theirs, 

and theirs, 

and theirs. 


The sea orange

The land blue

And the sky 

A yellow grey


Life is simply motion.

Sung in lessons

Of bird song.

Deep. Powerful. Poetic.


Remedies found

In a thorough tongue lashing.

Or the beauty 

Of her nakedness.


Refuge in nostalgia

Respite in fantasy

Some in the timeless spirit

Of the countryside


Oceans more ancient 

Than mountainous heights

Placid islands of ignorance 

Bizarre delight


Golden mean

A balance between two extremes

A mean between vices

Reconciling order and chaos


Wading through shallows

Of subliminal criminals

This visual jazz

Oh the cupidity!


The dead Man’s desires,

The baby’s unseen dreams.

Bears of Northern ice

And vines of forgotten seams.


In a cold, bitter & twisted tale

Dressed in the Spirit’s Rose

There are no words

Just silence in death.


There is a number

Far smaller than years too late

A decimal denoting

Our humble existence.


When storms light the night sky

And the hammer is beat.

Above all else,

It is beauty that we behold. 


Truth our past; 

Facts of forever changing stories.

The satisfaction, The pleasure,

The delight, Of beauty.


Skylines of nature

Mind of the biosphere

Forests are Cathedrals

And trees the temples


Save nature and save ourselves

We are a part of the natural world

Bigger than borders

Lines of inquiry


Art with a brightness

Direction and control

Colonise and recreate an ecosystem

Fight for the environment


The stream an artery

Poison it and poison more

Life within it, the estuaries 

And harbours it feeds


So basic, 

That they are forgotten.

Vis medicatrix naturae

The healing power of nature


A carboniferous water drop

The light between eternity

Shadows the downhill

Pitch in, help, co-operate.


Hope and strength for the future

A sustainable economic engine

Growth? The people 

You encounter on your journey


Global world, reality explored

To inspire, to believe

As we evolve.

Only later do we learn meaning


In abstract fashion

They cheer man on

Action, the key to success

Hard lessons, forgotten in time.


Some things grow

Bigger than others

Each and every

The strongest of millions


In the meantime

We dream

The moment. 

We dream


What is the goal?

A means to an end

End to what mean?

Life in the Goldilocks Zone


The sun, an avenue

Forever on the horizon

A distant shimmering light

With no fixed abode


Earth, Lit, like a disco ball

Mirrored to reflect the sun

Cloud cities of Venus

Colonies on Mars


Eyes of darkness 

See only red

A dare to walk 

The path of non-existence


Story of survival

Fact of existence

A call

To the Horse of the Abyss.