Rad James

theparisreview:

“Recently I took my iPad to a park across a lake, sat under a tree facing the water, and started reading the e-book version of Walden, Henry David Thoreau’s classic avowal of the possibility of, as well as the necessity for, simplicity amid modern life’s profusion and superfluity. Cognitive dissonance doesn’t get much more dissonant than this.”
Dannie Zarate on Thoreau in the modern age.

theparisreview:

“Recently I took my iPad to a park across a lake, sat under a tree facing the water, and started reading the e-book version of Walden, Henry David Thoreau’s classic avowal of the possibility of, as well as the necessity for, simplicity amid modern life’s profusion and superfluity. Cognitive dissonance doesn’t get much more dissonant than this.”

Dannie Zarate on Thoreau in the modern age.

It’s not like you walk around thinking about it all day. But as you grow up with this sense of yourself being singular, in some way you get hooked on the singularity of yourself. To be an artist is to be singular. I think, in some people, before the desire to write there is the desire to be special.

innovation

no more hesitiation

back yo’ skills and attract those thrills

inter-textile hills

perplexed intangible standards

the twisted bastards

worse than the silent coyly farted

quickly departed

to catch up with

easy green crew

smoke a spliff or two

down a brew

vacated

from the land of the over-stated

where ignorance is king

and there is a price

for everything

salute

welcome to spacism

a new thing

It is because I am worried about

him and her

those have become so sweet

equal in love and hate

worried equally

'cause of both

NOT to be the cause of

of upset

that I must make it

us and them

me and you

and in the process

forgetting you

your humanity. forgetting me

my humanity

forgetting them their humanity

 a cog that turns in

& w/ fear

till my objection

is ironic and gut-wrenching

cinder