Searching for Mean ~

#experimental #poetry #freeverse #streamofconsciousness


Searching for Mean ~

How hard is it to turn a (-) into a (+)?

1.) A positive times a positive is Positive.

2.) A negative times a negative is Positive.

3.) A positive times a negative is Negative; 

4.) the Reverse is true also.

The Vertex is Zero:

(-)(+) | (+)(+)

– – – -0- – – – – 

(-)(-) |  (-)(+)

(I) is a Variable.

(I) has a Value of X.

(I) is Imaginary.

(I) is Real.

(I) is an Integer

of X.

X is Wide.

Y is High.

Dimension is the In-Between.

Somewhere in what’s matter is Me.

Where are the Crossroads,

And what’s the view northeast of There?


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Reprose ~ “Offshoot to Where and When”

#MilytheMillennial #MagicalRealism #InspiredFiction #AmQuerying


Link to @Prose Challenge: https://theprose.com/challenge/12084

Writing Prompt – Created by Prose.

“You and your friend find yourselves in Ciudad Hidalgo, the southernmost town in Mexico. You have to get back to Los Angeles without any money, or a car of your own. Your backpacks have food, coffee, and whiskey for five days. Your eyewear is a live feed to the reality show paying you $100k each upon your arrival in Los Angeles. You can tell no one about what you’re doing, and you have to travel up the center of the country, where you then travel the border from Manuel Benavides to Tijuana. Write about the danger, hunger, heat, and beauty, whether you pull it off or not. Make it long.”


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Contextual Keys for before you begin reading ~

PERSONAE

MJ Wood-Yoder (they/them), the Seer

PADRIC Lyre-Altera “Paddy” (he/him), the Composer

PLOTTE

* (V.) The Question = How many tricks does it take to make a March {a.} ?

ELEMENTUM

I.) The Danger =

II.) The Hunger =

III.) The Heat =

IV.) The Beauty =

The Answer *

COMPUTARE

♠ ♠ ◯◯

♠ ♠ +

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠

/ n o t a r e

{a.} two points are scored if the team that declared trump takes all five tricks

Link to source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchre

Happy Reading ~

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Commence. –>

> You can tell no one about what you’re doing, and you have to travel up the center…

.

.

. I. The Danger

* [Erath 2022 AR – timestamp/2022-07-14_13-00/ | location/ciudad-hidalgo/]

> Your eyewear is a live feed to the reality show

Paddy You’re a diamond in the rough

MJ Call a spade a spade why don’t ch’ya

Ah-HA! World, are you hearing this?

Alright already

Already is right! Compliments have no place in this race

^ ^

Viewers, I wish you could see our Voyager’s face –

Just rolled my eyes, didn’t I?

We love to see it

But they can’t see it right?

Nay, the blush of your cheeks is mine to behold for –

The next five days

Better told in their lovely gaze, right y’all?

It’s hotter’n Hades, dude. I don’t have sound in my ear,

sorry uh ev’ryone – I’ve never been on TV before.

Rest assured, I’m a great hiker

Hip-flexxin’

Paddy

You’re right about the time, Emjay – how about I sprinkle instead of

Raining praise when

There’s no rain in the forecast

Love you.

The entire time

Yee-ess we here t’shine ~

.

.

. II. The Hunger

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-15_18-44 | location/manuel-benavides/]

> Food

Paddy Gotta get that

Gotta get that

Gotta get that that that

that that

MJ P-P-E !

Gotta get that

P-P-E!

That P-P-E!

Yeah it’s for free!

* beat. * And so’s this bad beat…

I bet at least a’hundred K just left the stream

Bet’cher bottom dollar on it

Like y’all if you muted me that’s cool

Did I start that gawdawful tune, or you?

Hard to say now that I’m eating this

D to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S

* dropbeat. * O’the taste of P-P-E

Seriously why does this taste like strawberry-gusher?

.

.

. III. The Heat

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-16_11-11 | location/tijuana/]

> Coffee

MJ I’m Alive-Awake-Alert-Enthusastic

Paddy * clap-clap. * We’d like to take this moment to thank

our sponsors, ’specially the Nestlé blessing of this end-less

supply of instant coffee!

Works wonders, truly.

Want to get something better, dear?

^ ^ * beat. * I’m not take’n off till the sun’s past noon

That’s fairly soon

Is it? It’s sweltering.

Thanks for telling me to unplug. Are people still there?

They’ve been with us all the while

Hom-brews

You didn’t even try learn Spanish for this trip

Still my biggest mistep – nonstep – Jesus,

I promise I’ll try to learn the language after this

Absolutely fantastic!

I’m good at English I love it and that’s all great

but I’m a cross-culture poser if I limit myself

to one way of talking after all this

How much instant coffee did you stir in your canteen?

I didn’t read the label

Safe to say I may have been heavy-handed on the serving size

Hey MJ, want to make up for lost time?

I set a good pace…

Sun’s blaze’n and it’s adventageous to finish the race faster, right?

Okay – Ándale

.

.

. IV. The Beauty

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-17_20-01 | location/los-angeles/]

> Whiskey

Paddy Ace No Face Bay-be!

MJ That’s a New Deal – Pad! * bops. *

Rye-Chuss-Ness

A-hundred hours?

Twenty t’spare ~ damnear!

* MJ kisses Paddy. *

Your turn

My turn for what?

To present your point-of-view

Let’s walk in the wake the rest of the way * removes glasses. *

> PADRIC’s eyewear is a live feed to the reality show

You still want to date after this?

Well I married you because you’re the date-me forever type

Plus we’ll be flushed with a tenth of a Mill’ & too much attention

soo

Bless up, dress up

We did it.

What’s trump?

Spades – I it ordered up.

.

.

. V. ~

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-18=offline/ | location/null/]

> March to Win

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠

♠ ♠ + = 5/5 tricks –> a. – March to Victory.

♠ ♠ ♠ ♠

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Offshoot to Where & When

Prose. April 2021 Challenge Prompt:

You and your friend find yourselves in Ciudad Hidalgo, the southernmost town in Mexico. You have to get back to Los Angeles without any money, or a car of your own. Your backpacks have food, coffee, and whiskey for five days. Your eyewear is a live feed to the reality show paying you $100k each upon your arrival in Los Angeles. You can tell no one about what you’re doing, and you have to travel up the center of the country, where you then travel the border from Manuel Benavides to Tijuana. Write about the danger, hunger, heat, and beauty, whether you pull it off or not. Make it long. $150 purse to the most riveting and shared post. 

Created by Prose.


Offshoot to Where & When: #Prose. @bykaileyann

—–

Contextual Keys for before you begin reading ~

PERSONAE

MJ Wood-Yoder (they/them), the Seer

PADRIC Lyre-Altera “Paddy” (he/him), the Composer

PLOTTE

* (V.) The Question = How many tricks does it take to make a March a. ?

ELEMENTUM

I.) The Danger =

II.) The Hunger = ♣

III.) The Heat =

IV.) The Beauty = ♠

The Answer *

/ n o t a r e

a. ”…two points are scored if the team that declared trump takes all five tricks”

Link to source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euchre

Happy Reading    ~

————————————————————————————

Commence. –>

> You can tell no one about what you’re doing, and you have to travel up the center

.

   .

       .    I. The Danger

* [Erath 2022 AR – timestamp/2022-07-14_13-00/ | location/ciudad-hidalgo/]

> Your eyewear is a live feed to the reality show

Paddy    You’re a diamond in the rough

MJ        Call a spade a spade why don’t ch’ya

Ah-HA! World, are you hearing this?

Alright already

Already is right! Compliments have no place in this race

   ^  ^

Viewers, I wish you could see our Voyager’s face –

   Just rolled my eyes, didn’t I?

We love to see it

   But they can’t see it right?

Nay, the blush of your cheeks is mine to behold for –

   The next five days

Better told in their lovely gaze, right y’all?

   It’s hotter’n Hades, dude. I don’t have sound in my ear,

   sorry uh ev’ryone – I’ve never been on TV before. Rest assured,

   I’m a great hiker

Hip-flexxin’

    Paddy

You’re right about the time, Emjay – how about I sprinkle

instead of

   Raining praise when

There’s no rain in the forecast

   

Love you.

The entire time

   Yee-ess we here t’shine    ~

.

   .

       .    II. The Hunger

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-15 | location/manuel-benavides/]

> Food

Paddy    Gotta get that

Gotta get that

Gotta get that that that

that that

MJ        P-P-E !

Gotta get that

   P-P-E!

That P-P-E!

   Yeah it’s for free!

  * beat. * And so’s this bad beat…

I bet at least a’hundred K just left the stream

   Bet’cher bottom dollar on it

   Like y’all if you muted me that’s cool

Did I start that gawdawful tune, or you?

   Hard to say now that I’m eating this

   D to the E to the L-I-C-I-O-U-S

* dropbeat. * O’the taste of P-P-E

   Seriously why does this taste like strawberry-gusher?

.

   .

       .    III. The Heat

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-15 | location/tijuana/]

> Coffee

MJ    I’m Alive-Awake-Alert-Enthusastic

Paddy   * clap-clap. * We’d like to take this moment to thank

our sponsors, ’specially the Nestlé blessing of this end-less

supply of instant coffee!

   Works wonders, truly.

Want to get something better, dear?

   ^  ^    * beat. *    I’m not take’n off till the sun’s past noon

That’s fairly soon

   Is it? It’s sweltering.

   Thanks for telling me to unplug. Are people still there?

They’ve been with us all the while

Hom-brews

You didn’t even try learn Spanish for this trip

   Still my biggest mistep – nonstep – Jesus,

   I promise I’ll try to learn the language after this

Absolutely fantastic!

   I’m good at English I love it and that’s all great

   but I’m a cross-culture poser if I limit myself to one

   way of talking after all this

How much instant coffee did you stir in your canteen?

   I didn’t read the label

   Safe to say I may have been heavy-handed on the serving size

Hey MJ, want to make up for lost time?

   I set a good pace…

Sun’s blaze’n and it’s adventageous to finish the race faster, right?

   Okay – Ándale

.

   .

       .   IV. The Beauty

[Cont. – timestamp/2022-07-15 | location/los-angeles/]

> Whiskey

Paddy    Ace No Face Bay-be!

MJ        That’s a New Deal – Pad! * bops. * Rye-Chuss-Ness

A-hundred hours?

   Twenty t’spare ~ damnear!

* MJ kisses Paddy. *

   Your turn

My turn for what?

   To present your point-of-view

   Let’s walk in the wake the rest of the way * removes glasses. *

* POV-lens = Paddy’s. * You still want to date after this?

   Well I married you because you’re the date-me forever type

   Plus we’ll be flushed with a tenth of a Mill’ and too much attention so

Bless up, dress up

   We did it.

What’s trump?

   Spades – I it ordered up.

.

   .

       .   V.  ~

[Cont. – timestamp/offline/ | location/null/]

> March to Win

( LONER-RANGE )

♠  ♠        ♠  ♠

♠  ♠    +            = 5/5 tricks –> March to Victory.

♠  ♠        ♠  ♠

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The Rain Bull

A poem inspired by a true story as told by Dog


My dad Dog used to tell me ‘The Rain Bull Story’
So called for one who in his day outstood,
“No way to move a bull that dudn’t want to go,”
Dog’d go on and say so I’d see it plain:
A bull-headed sun-of-a-gone
Good stubborn spirit hooves-planted in the mud
While the clouds climbed closer over pasture,
“Standoff’s what e’s after,
Make or break because you cain’t outwait
A bull who dudn’t want to move.”
Whence the name, ole bull stayed
All my life later and still I can picture those
Obstinate cow knees, crystal torrents for horns
Dripping tail swishing surety and sense
Steady, center-placed inside the fence
Might as well and kind as thunder
Stern-gazed, chin raised, just watching
Drop by drop till the Rain Bull
Was good’n ready to be on his own way.


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“Handpicked Heirlooms” ~ Revised ~

I really liked this poem, so I took one more swing at it today and like it ever better! What do you think?


I take keepsakes
Retouch and arrange tarnished
Precious memorabilia
A little silver bell
Turned brown well before I learned
A sterling finish doesn’t stay if it sits
Unused
A Goodacre Dollar
‘Presentation’ piece
Sakakawea and Jean Baptiste
Reverse, obverse dated
Wash-worn faces faded like varnished brass
Engraved in gold
A fleuron shining on
A broach
Saved for teatime all June’s life
A thimble which fits my pinky finger
Collected tokens tucked in the sky
Blue-velvet drawstring bag
Now steeping in the bright
Black-spotted kettle
I’ll never use to pour or brew
On account of how the metal smells
Still of Marlboro Reds
Even filled to the brim with white
Sage potpourri ~


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Thanks, St. Valentine

A poem for my most loved person

The day before Valentine’s day in 2016, my husband asked me out on our first date; we met on the 15th, skipping right over a holiday we weren’t ready to celebrate together yet. Thanks, St. Valentine, for this arrowstruck love of mine: steadfast and foolhardy.

Our actual invitations to our wedding.

He married me the night before our wedding day

Out front on the lawn at the inn
where I sat in the July sun for picinic lunches
every year since I was ten

Sitting on my favorite bench, I asked him, “Do you want to just marry me now?”

Right by that giant oak
where I ran by the light of my moon
making wishes with purple and green glow bracelets on my wrists

He said, “Yes!” and laughed before getting the whole word out

At the verysame break in the trees on the hilltop
where I first saw my Lord’s lamplight gaze in the leaves
shining golden by day and silver at night

Joy is breath: marriage blessed in our I-Do’s
where I first found the love we happily now holdfast to
hand-in-hand.


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