White knuckled adages

push us around in our shopping carts

stamps of approval and

boldly concise

and constructed images

stamp themselves on psyche

pierce  the iris….

Reticular formation affected

can’t fall asleep when we want to

jerks us awake when we think we understand

always attempting to brand


without taking the time to live


Which vine will you cling to

which nutrient rich

mother coil

will feed you….

Hope to live a part from the world

hope to be set aside

taken aside from the world

Because if you are not of the world

then why bother with the 


being branded by the world