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Why am I so into post-structuralist theory right now?
In Taipei I read Baudrillard’s “System of Objects”
Now I am reading “The Illusion of the End”
Tonight I takes notes on a Subway napkin
While watching a youtube video by Colt 360

“10 dollars is a piece of paper with a ten on it”
we live as fish swimming in the swarm
of reproduction without an original
suicidal goldfish removed from the gold standard
drinking standard beer labels that look like budweiser

“Now imagine your family sitcom”
you have lost me here
cute college lesbian youtube video poster
you look like the girlfriend of a friend of mine
and I have not seen a family sitcom in decades

“this is a real mug, but I am disconnected from the reality of it”
marxist late-capital production example
mug is to coffee as coffee is to day
a matter of drug and time and effort
something clever to say

“it shapes our reality based on the fake”
I did not once date Justin Bieber
I did once write a poem about his tattoos
“hyperreal becomes more real than the real”
(societal schizophrenia)

I have always thought of post-structuralism
as the poetry of social commentary
yet not as myself as a post-structuralist poet
the closest label I would drape over my persona
would be a sci-fi poet

“question grand narratives”
the enlightenment has led to totalitarianism
“the depressing nature of post-structuralism”
my poem is a micronarrative
(there is a french term for this
which I choose to remain ignorant of)

 

I dreamed I was in a play
I was Princess Leia
But the rebellion never happened
And I cried as I watched
My children grow up on Alderaan
To become soldiers for a repressive Empire

I think about the landscapes
In the original trilogy
How the Rebellion and the Empire
Battle on a desert planet or
A planet completely covered in snow

How a giant machine
Destroys Alderaan
And almost destroys Yavin 4
And then uses the forest moon of Endor
To house it’s shield generator
Would they have blown up Endor?

Is Earth Alderaan?
To be destroyed as a show of force
By a relentless Empire?
Or will we be Ewoks
Dancing in the forest
And playing drums on the helmets
Of stormtroopers…

Mega Galactic Diablos

Posted: June 15, 2014 in science fiction, spiritual

The machine is a man
that’s destroying the land
built by hands
that never could understand

Chi and Goa
the spirit of the tao

My children are turning
into dragons
set afire tanks that grew
from wagons

Raiden and Dahlism
the wisdom in-chasm

“You are heir” on a directory
in the bowels of a spaceship
rats made it to the stars
in the cargo bays they live

The void, the cosmos
mega galactic diablos

The captain is more implant
than human
and is xenophobic when he chooses
his crewmen

Chi and Goa
the spirit of the tao

 

 

So the future turned out to suck
Nobody’s flying any cars-
I got no floating skateboard
No silver clothes or colony on mars-

I guess we got the video phone
But who really cares-
So I can see your face
But you ain’t got no implants or purple hair-

I’m just a sci-fi obsessed fan
You can hear me future pining-
Cause since the internet hit
Culture’s being stuck in the nineteen nineties-

All our music sounds the same
Auto-tuned gangster pop shit-
The electronic craze has made
The youth soulless and killed the mosh pit-

The economy is weak
No bullet trains for North America-
Concentrated wealth corruption
Coke-head Wall Street ain’t sharing it-

And the technocrats
Just find new ways into our heads-
3-D D-Box cinema propaganda
Social networks and anti-depressants-

I wish I could live in the future
Depicted in an eighties film-
New Hollywood ain’t looking so good
All the futures they show so grim-

I guess most people are satisfied
With the power of their cellphones-
They don’t have the same nightmares I have
Of being chased by a drone-

SO WAKE ME UP
WHEN I’M MARTY MCFLY
WHEN THE NEW CORVETTES FILL THE SKY
WHEN I CAN MAKE A GIRL
WITH MY HOME COMPUTER
SO WE CAN VACATION ON MARS OR THE MOON

SO WAKE ME UP
WHEN THERE’S REPLICATORS
WHEN HUMANITY UNITES TO FIGHT
THE SPACE INVADERS
WHEN I CAN USE MY MIND TO BEND A SPOON
AND THEY’VE BUILT AN ELEVATOR
TO THE MOON

So the future didn’t quite turn out
As I thought as a kid-
Where’s all the robots doing the labor
Fighting for their right to exist?-

Why does is seem like
Nothing’s really going on-
No more people on the moon
Or VR sims like in that movie Tron-

What edge did we loose?
Was it the cold war ending?-
Cause we got no one to race with
Did we just stop pretending?-

Cause we used to think
Our progress was damn near unstoppable-
That things are gonna look like Blade Runner
In five years, that is improbable-

Grey Sky

Posted: March 14, 2013 in Aphorism, science fiction
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Time taste like stale coffee.

Winter dies into slosh.

A grey sky hides the sun,

and the mysteries of the satellites.

Oh, grey men cometh!

 

Re-Write

Posted: March 14, 2013 in grim future, science fiction
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he realized it was a 1984 derivative

before he erased it

and continued work

re-imaging

the Back to the Future trilogy

Doc Brown got a full beard.

And Marty a face lift

to resemble slightly

a young version

of the current PM

 

It has been thirty-five years since the Battle of Endor,

And the destruction of the second Death Star.

In an unusual period of peace under the New Republic,

The galaxy turns to hi-tech sports and entertainment.

Failing to find suitable students for a new order of Jedi knights,

Luke Skywalker agrees to host “So You Think You’re a Jedi”.

The show is holobroadcast from the swamps of Dagobah,

Where contestants attempt to survive and lift rocks with the force.

Thousands of out-of-work stormtroopers form new sports,

Hoth-Tauntaun Ice-Polo, AT-AT Racing and Thermal Detonator Toss.

The gala wedding of Han Solo and Princess Leia Organa,

Is all the rage on the holoscreens of Coruscant.

Unfortunately crime is rampant on the city planet,

Without a war to vent citizen aggression, spice gangsters rule.

Lando Calrissian is voted Commissioner of the J.E.D.I-

The Justice, Equality and Decency Initiative.

But Landos’ J.E.D.I are not taken seriously,

And gangster lord Skinnee the Hutt rules the economy.

Meanwhile a mysterious new mystical enemy appears,

The young hooded Ansol gathers followers in his cult.

Proclaiming powers that balance the dark and light side,

Ansol warns the galaxy that technology has brought all their horrors.

It was the technology of droids and cloning that caused the clone war,

And the Death Stars caused the atrocities of the Empire.

Crashing the royal wedding of Han and Leia,

Ansol captures the Princess and all the refugees of Alderaan.