Hand of Ananke

Meandering thoughts, random rhyme and verse, and poetic prose all in an attempt to understand the universe.
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I really, really, do not want to write this post. I have been procrastinating like mad all while my gut rips itself apart. Even as I type I feel another anxiety attack coming on because as much as I talk the talk about being willing to offend those you care about/for, walking the walk is sometimes hard, especially when you know what you have to say is going to stir up a monster shit storm all…

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A friend wrote this on his FB timeline. Everyone, especially white folk should read this and take it seriously.
"Most of you on my FB page have taken a part in the ice bucket challenge, and it was for a very good cause. You went so far as to film yourself dumping a bucket of ice cold water on your head. You have proven that you will stand up for a cause.

I have a challenge for all of you today. No ice. No video. Just a photo to show that you are in solidarity and you have the courage to stand up.
The people of Ferguson have asked that you make today ‪#‎HandsUpFriday‬
Please replace your current social media profile picture with a photo of you holding your hands up in solidarity with Mike Brown, his family, the people of Ferguson, and the youth activists demanding justice. Then use the tags #handsupfriday ‪#‎ferguson‬
If you’ve had the privilege to avoid police violence throughout your life, and chances are, if you are white, this is true for you. Please add the hashtag‪#‎iwillneverhavetodothis‬
We need to spread awareness, and though this only one way, it’s a powerful one. Thank you.”

A friend wrote this on his FB timeline. Everyone, especially white folk should read this and take it seriously.

"Most of you on my FB page have taken a part in the ice bucket challenge, and it was for a very good cause. You went so far as to film yourself dumping a bucket of ice cold water on your head. You have proven that you will stand up for a cause.

I have a challenge for all of you today. No ice. No video. Just a photo to show that you are in solidarity and you have the courage to stand up.

The people of Ferguson have asked that you make today ‪#‎HandsUpFriday‬

Please replace your current social media profile picture with a photo of you holding your hands up in solidarity with Mike Brown, his family, the people of Ferguson, and the youth activists demanding justice. Then use the tags #handsupfriday ‪#‎ferguson‬

If you’ve had the privilege to avoid police violence throughout your life, and chances are, if you are white, this is true for you. Please add the hashtag‪#‎iwillneverhavetodothis‬

We need to spread awareness, and though this only one way, it’s a powerful one. Thank you.”

New Poetry: Fun and Flames

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So much going on now. I am so sad that Robin Williams has taken his own life. I have written about my depression and suicidal thoughts in the past. In many ways Robin defined my generation. Culturally we were, or are, a lot like his public persona: manic and unable to put down roots. I think it is why so many view Gen Xers as lazy and irresponsible. It took us a long time, at least as a group,…

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