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"The greatest innovation in literature

in the last 50 years is Science Fiction-

they actually create the future"- Jason S. Black


Get Up! Get Out!

Can't you hear the Apocalypse Blues

blowing down the street with cigarette

butts and cherry blossoms, eddied

in the street around the poor

and the handmade, shoring

along the new stories

analog messages

among digital



Today is filled with curved spines and static

people and signals bent in gravity's well

phone calls and thoughts, barely remembered

dropped long ago, now turning green- Shaggy

men surround me on the bus, one speaks

of building a mono-pole to power deep space

missions, with 'he figures' 8 transistors

in his rented room, built from yellow paperbacks

and a miasma of mold, while his nodding

companions, listen intently while discussing

the inequities of the traditional methadone system


but what catches my attention:

his dream of portals opening to the land

of velocipedes and reptiles, Lizard Bikes-

He was back in the army, a third team

charged with preventing the spread of a Dinosaur/

Human virus- The clearest memory: While waiting

for their mission, he helped the cook make gravy

for a breakfast of sausage and biscuits. They talk

2012, and what best to be-on when the tidal waves

come, and how the news would report it. New Myths

from the Priests of Negation, a binary blanket

wrapping The Mystery-


In my dreams

real objects appear

manifest presence

and We move on

noting and watching

the rise and fall

of it all.

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A fantastic and entertaining read, Dr. C! I read it several times. Thanks for the epigraph, too; it's nice to know who the author is, although I know several people who would claim that they said it first. icon_lol.gif


The last verse seems to hint at the banality of it all. Nevertheless, whether one reads Nostradamus or sports a tinfoil hat, the quote does seem to ring true. When it comes to sci-fi, life does seem to imitate art!



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Larsen M. Callirhoe

great poem DC,


it us so true art intimates life or the other way round. i had to read it three times too take it all in. my fatorite star trek device is the comminucator, look at cell phones. i beleve it teleporatation because when i was young i believe ets teleported me 100 yards in a empty field after i was bit by a water mocassion.


i could tell you if that story i said is real or not. something happened to me that is for sure,



Larsen M. Callirhoe

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wonderful poem! full of fantastic thoughts, observations and images! a really lovely piece! thank you dr! fresse.png

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Tony, Vic, Douglas-


Thanks for dropping into my vortex, love the comments, and enjoyed the inspirations!


Much Grace...



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Frank E Gibbard

Rocked my positronics DC and tickled my neural pathways. from my PCU to yours kudos. Frank

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Dr.Con this is so interesting. The title is great, and for me this poem worked as surreal .

I enjoyed the ending part a lot.

Thank you for sharing.




The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

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