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Cybernetic Perfection

I wrote this in early October of 2013. I’m not sure if this poem is trying to say that cybernetics is cool or scary…or both. Realistically, I suppose the concept of cybernetics is both cool and scary. It has a potential to be a positive transformation. And yet, in the wrong hands, it would be a devastatingly awful thing to unleash on the world.

(poem after the photo)

Glowing Tulip (c) Windy Johansen.

Glowing Tulip (c) May 2012 by Windy Johansen.

Cybernetic (This New Invention)

we’ve made this new invention
it’s cell-sized and glorious
it’s tiny and wonderful
and it will change your life

storing data, chewing numbers
drawing original scenes
measuring everything in a flash

cybernetic invention
if you can think it, you can be it
cybernetic invention
it’s something more perfect than you
making you more perfect than you
cybernetic invention

you’ve bought this new perfection
you’ve grown to be powerful
you’ve overcome all your faults
and you can’t be more free

scoring higher, crunching numbers
meeting magnificent goals
controlling every part of your fate

cybernetic perfection
if you can think it, you can be it
cybernetic perfection
it’s something more perfect than you
making you more perfect than you
cybernetic perfection

Diamond Factory

The kaleidoscope art for Diamond Factory.

(c) 2013-2017 Windy Johansen

Diamond Factory

rocks became pulverized rocks
pulverized rocks became glass

no potential here, what a mess
is there no potential here?
can’t I learn from this?

a growing potential
if glass can be sand again

the glass that cut my foot
and the soft sand
together again

it hurts and I don’t want it to
it hurts, but it’s a diamond factory

rocks became pulverized rocks
pulverized rocks became glass

no potential here, what a mess
is there no potential here?
can’t I learn from this?

as the sand in the glass
meets the glass in the sand

the glass that cut my foot
and the soft sand
together again

it hurts and I don’t want it to
it hurts, but it’s a diamond factory

(c) 2014-2017 Windy Johansen

Poem: Searching for One Moment

kaleidoscope

(c) 12 Nov 2013 Windy Johansen

on this separate road
we’re crawling among the pebbles
among the sharp pebbles

on this separate road
we’re searching in this stale desert
in this stale desert

searching for one moment

you and I cry
and we cry and, oh
in crying we become

a fountain gushing
sadness is, sadness is,
an unfinished statement
sadness is, sadness is
sadness is not everything

and there will be a new day

in these desperate eyes, you’ll see
we’re changing into new people
into new people

searching for one moment

you and I cry
and we cry and, oh
in crying we become

a fountain gushing
sadness is, sadness is,
an unfinished statement
sadness is, sadness is
sadness is not everything

and there will be a new day

nevermind yesterday
searching for one moment
nevermind tomorrow
searching for one moment
nevermind our whole future
searching for one moment, one single moment

(c) 31 July 2013 Windy Johansen

Poem: Beautiful Places to Wake Up

kaleidoscope

(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Beautiful Places to Wake Up
warm light from candles
resting with calming light
each candle with its own place
each candle sharing its own light

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

cool wind wraps around
flying with calming grace
each gust with its own place
each gust sharing its own life

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

cold waves of the sea
taking my worried tides
each wave with its own place
each wave sharing its own gift

such a beautiful place
so many beautiful places
to wake up, to find light

(c) 22 September 2013 Windy Johansen

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Poem: Light from Simplicity

(I’m posting my poems again. They may be awesome, they may be terrible. But I hope they make you feel better. Or that they make you feel like writing something. Or both. Both would be awesome.)

kaleidoscope

(c) 2013 Windy Johansen

Light from Simplicity
fluttering stars
made of paper

luminous, light from simplicity

green and gold notes
two inks, one form

colorful, light from simplicity

twirling stars
born to dance

luminous, light from simplicity

expressive notes
rainbows, so small

colorful, light from simplicity

(c) 21 September 2013 Windy Johansen

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(c) 2013 Windy Johansen