The revolution will not be streamed
[Notes from the Æther]
*Note: Greetings, folks. Today I’d thought I’d do something a little different. This piece is a blast from the past…sort of. I’m not sure, exactly, when I started writing this, and I’m also not sure if it made it to publication...if it did I apologize but I really don’t think it did.
I’m at that age where I’ve written so much goddamn material over the years that I have trouble remembering if it’s been published or not…
I think I started this piece somewhere back in 2018….and then promptly forgot about it because it’s always challenging to try and pay homage to other poets/poems.
Re: the timeline…it’s truly amazing to me how quickly things advance and shift and how quickly we forget about them and throw them away in our memory’s trash bin. I won’t say “change” because things are still much the same as they were in 2018 on many fronts and on other fronts, worse.
Anyway, I reworked this piece to include some of that “worse.” I updated it a bit but left much of it the way I wrote it then.
I do think I’m writing a book, folks…I’ve been toiling away on other poems and pieces and it’s building some steam. Although much of the work is difficult and touchy subject matter.
I’ll keep you updated as that project progresses but in the meantime here’s this piece, which I started in 2018, which seems forever ago now.
Speaking of poetry…in regards to my last book, This is Fine, I honestly don’t think I spent enough time marketing it. There’s a lot of good stuff in there that I really didn’t dedicate enough time trying to get out there.
Marketing poetry is always tough.
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This piece is an homage to one of my favorite poets, Gil Scott-Heron. People don't speak his name as often anymore, but they should. This piece is an homage to him and his amazing poem, which still reverberates today.
Also! If you’re not following my NOTES section on here, you are missing out! I found Sherman Alexie on there the other day. Pretty cool.
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