Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Galactic Jeckyl & Hyde

     (Inspired by the first eight minutes of White Dwarf+, circa 1995)
        [worse than Riddick’s glowing eyes in the dark, motionless]

You don't want to do that! - Don't force him out!
I know you won't hurt me, but this will you.
Like nothing this entire planet's cultures produced,
it will drive you mad beyond madness, into the utter,

the utter unknown your imagination won't fathom.
I'm not from here, so mine runs many times deeper.
You've been warned. It won't be villains bursting in,
but will come from within your own mind in what

I know is there you've never acknowledged,
not even unconsciously. I know these places,
and I can play them out beyond utter horror
you'll not live the day in the bearing.

I am the Galactic Jeckle & Hyde
you silently hoped you'd never know
somewhere beyond your reach way,
way deep inside you've never known of.

Hope you never do… Seek the light.

--RK, 9:08pm, 2/26/2014

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Brief foray

     (Inspired by Dido’s No Love Without Freedom+)

Below Sol, foray in silence of this distant place,
home another place deeply longed,... far away.
“No love without freedom” within ringing so true,
silence all I've found here, heart alone.

“No freedom without love,” so true, lost,
lost here in this dark, backwater place
in one galaxy among trillions directionless.
I stand in my usual silence, nothing heard.

Nothing heard here, so I wonder why.
In this utter silence I’ve found so deep,
I should hear something. Are you there?
I still listen, from depths of silence bright.

None look this way, deep within, lost, hopeless,
though I stand so close, breath to breath,
eye to eye, speaking in silence still unheard
by anyone I momentarily stood with, blank,

unknowing of what lies so close,... so close...

--RK, 10:29pm, 2/13/2014

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Here it comes...

     [Inspired by Lacuna Coil (Century Media Utubes only)]

Fame, infamy, at once. Which wave will I ride
Waves crash upon shores, but not this one,
jaded, tripping darkness into light unending,
hanging ten beyond pioneered edges of infinity.

Finally, madness, just in time, this time,
not one more time, this time..., this time.
Sardony watching me leave, weeps
as I launch off this wave for vistas,

vistas far beyond all ramparts of Sol,
her mountains watching after me, longing…
"Follow me, follow me…" from within,
conscientiously mesmerized.

--RK, 8:45pm, 2/9/2014
     [written after public release of
          "The Emancipation of Astronomy
            for the Common Man"]

Sunday, February 2, 2014


   [Inspired by Dido’s music video, White Flag+]

To its knife edge one more time, tears awash,
nearing its point at the chasm before me,
I look down, swing out and leap into heavy air.
One more way to fall, waiting down as a feather.

This leap never like before in the calm aforetime,
when air heavy buoyed me down, unafraid, prepared.
Precipice steep down, swings back up anear, expected.
Calm rules behind in chiasma’s crossroad of knowing.

Listen close, you’ll hear it in utter quiet within.
You don't need to help me. - Within not so daunting,
your place, a place you've yet to venture toward.
“I will go down with this ship,” no surrender.

I go where I know, but the amber’s not over yet.

--by RK, 8:46pmEST, 2/2/2014
   [Reformatted w/slight edit: 1/1/2015]