a renga for alternative futures26 Apr 2019
earlier this year (feb), my alternative futures accomplice (grant williams) and i wrote a renga (instructions on renga writing here) as a step towards producing our futurist manifesto. the ‘festo is still on the way, but here’s the poem.
is time linear? maybe it is circular either way, we’re now Ancestors in training, speak Wildest dreams fit for grandkids back and forward, reach for whose dreams are we fit from? we aren't only ours All runs through us, one river Be like water, shape oceans flowing constantly space, a tool for our best work time, an illusion Space:Time asks to be molded We Bend the arc towards our dreams when moonlight reveals those deepest wishes unknown tremble at their strength infinity's long power brought to bear within our wishes What weight can be freed As wings lift, the veil falls free, No myth unshaken yet if freedom is commitment where might (un)caged birds fly but home Your mothers arms knew What futures your ribs contained Encrypted marrow every birth holds life anew ashes to flesh, dust to bone New worlds incarnate Fingertips spark galaxies Best days yet to come begin with the mind manifest with the body confirm with the heart