measuring desire

what is smart?
smart people will do stupid things
stupid people will do smart things
is a people smart?

in the details
you get an iq test
how smart is the person who
wrote the test?
many people? so what
intelligence doesn’t improve with numbers

there is survival
survival is smart
but so is compassion
how do we quantify knowledge
when the data is present now
in a computer

doesn’t help if you yourself cannot
process information

so is the era of the processor
the deliberator
the scholar with infinite knowledge

have to be able to collate it

brace the next move

smart or not smart?
the joke is that it all reflects
all shines from other angles

i think the smartest thing to be is to do what you can
not what you may
it is smart to find hesitation
is smart to give others time, space, and continuation
is smart to hold onto money
is smart to let it go

the very smartest thing you can be
is to tell yourself everyday that you are smart
or that’s the dumbest thing
(my processor gets confused)

point is that YOU don’t tell you
others don’t tell you (they always lie)
what tells a person they are smart?

pride takes the longer path
grace forgets the journey

the smartest person
will be the one who can figure out
what to google

and that is the most complex test
where all tests
only test
who wants the goal more

do you want it badly enough?
i was never

i just wanted it more
i google ten different ways
to find the answer
i keep going back
reform the question
until i get to something
that informs enough
to help

is that smart?
could say the smartest thing
is to google once and be done with it

so wanting something badly is not-smart?
yet those who want
the goal more
are most likely to get it….

how do we quantify getting as smart?


the flower may seem drooping
like it’s weighted from the world…
all the tears of heaven
dressing petals seamed of blue

but on the morrow
with the sun
a flower will unfurl

and show time to be a little thing
that rains upon us all

life and grace and power and worth
a small investment of this earth
for ends become and are

yet for now it only waits
to rise her face and offer supplicant
to day and days that dream


mountains of molehills

The thing, or reason I like a “selfie” is that I have too many facial expressions, and a large percentage of them are not flattering! So the odds of someone else taking a picture of me that I like, are pretty slim. Over course of my life, maybe five pictures taken by others are close to acceptable. One of them I gave to my grandmother one time, and she said, “thank God a decent picture of you!”

So the reasons for the age of the selfie do not need to be that complicated. I believe too many read too much into it. The only reason the age of tech is the age of the selfie, is because we can.


circle ranch

you can’t do that
take a sentence that is mostly cliche
and copyright one sentence
as if a jewel
when odds are it has been said several times
in several copyrighted books
and your putting a little symbol of ownership
is proof against you
it means you are the one in copyright infringement
is like building your own noose
at that point might as well start putting up
one word
and copyrighting it
saying that is my word
others must pay me when they use it
see, now how much sense are you showing
do not have that kind of faith
in american courts and artistic rights
they have no legs
the courts….
it is a joke
a framework established to protect
ownership by corporations
on a level much different
than some lonely writer stating
” these are my words, you can’t have them! ”
i get that
i understand how that hope is there
but the courts you expect to uphold your hope
are not behind you
and instead can use your claim to prosecute you
because someone else said it first
with only one sentence of cliche
you are going to be bitten by your own brand
better to tatoo a copyright onto your own arse
so having said that
i copyright this writing in the name of Jesus Christ
may it live forever and make my name grand
or our name
or some name
oh heck, any name