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An Android’s Escape

by the sparkling river
petals fall
in undefined shame
they were once
only spied through the window

(c) Windy Johansen

an android’s escape
running free

(c) Windy Johansen

near a sparking wire
pictures shine
of redefined joys
they were once
only spied through the window

(c) Windy Johansen

an android’s escape
running free
heart unlimited by old rules
crying free
life unlimited by old fools
an android’s escape

(c) Windy Johansen

I thought I forgot forever
how it felt to live in forever
I thought feelings were gone
I’m human again
human again
human again

(c) Windy Johansen

an android’s escape
running free
heart unlimited by old rules
crying free
life unlimited by old fools
an android’s escape

(c) 3 September 2012, Windy Johansen.

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I realize this one likely seems simple. If you look more closely, it is not so simple. A question: If it is an android escaping, why is he or she speaking of being human again?

<3 <3 to you.

Do You Hear It?

tracing, explaining
it’s fading
the feeling is coming back
the fight begins

(c) Windy Johansen

losing, shadowing
I’m changing
the lifeblood is coming back
the will returns

(c) Windy Johansen

rocks breaking
do you hear it?
frigid howling
do you hear it?
dusk crawling slowly by
dawn shattering the night
sun shining, daylight blazing
do you hear it?
do you hear it?

(c) Windy Johansen

singing, becoming
light growing
my reflex is coming back
the fight begins

(c) Windy Johansen

giving, shattering
I’m waking
my lifeblood is coming back
my will returns

(c) Windy Johansen

sight breaking
do you hear it?
hopeful calling
do you hear it?
dusk crawling slowly by
dawn shattering the night
sun shining, daylight blazing
do you hear it?
do you hear it?

(c) Windy Johansen

rocks breaking
do you hear it?
frigid howling
do you hear it?
dusk crawling slowly by
dawn shattering the night
sun shining, daylight blazing
do you hear it?
do you hear it?

(c) 13 Jan 2013, Windy Johansen.

Talking By the Sea

lumpy sand and sailboats
windsurfers and arcade games
Hey, what’s the plan?
Hey, what’s the plan?

(c) Windy Johansen

talking by the sea, you and me
the sun is hot, but the rain is free
free for you and me
it’s free

(c) Windy Johansen

dry sand and laughter
windsurfers and arcade games
these drops are strong
these drops are strong

(c) Windy Johansen

radiating heat
radiating cold
where is home?
the rain is here and you are not
where is home?
I miss you
I miss you
I miss you

(c) Windy Johansen

talking by the sea, you and me
the sun is hot, but the rain is free
free for you and me
it’s free

(c) 13 Jan 2013, Windy Johansen.

“I never meant to hurt you.”

Stormy Trees

Stormy Trees. (c) May 2012, Windy Johansen.

“I never meant to hurt you.”

These are funny words. Not funny, “ha-ha”… funny, “oh, rats.”

The good guys say it. The bad ones say it. And if you’re in the wrong place and time, it’s all but impossible to tell who really means you harm.

I probably think about this more, being a victim of abuse in several forms. And yet, it can’t be just me who is horrified about how easy it is for the bad guys to look like the good ones.

I think though, if I listen to the Divine through the stillness, I will begin to perceive the fabric of another’s being. Not everything (that’s not fair!), but the part that’s important to the situation at hand.

If the person is awful they will say, “I never meant to hurt you” and appear to mean every molecule of that shaped breath. And I will see, under the shimmer, a terrifying, blaring something.

The once pretty fabric is aflame. One thread…several threads. I don’t know.

I will realize that this is their real intent. It doesn’t have to be all-encompassing, but it is there. Be it one thread or many, it howls. It flares… hotly, angrily.

No matter the shimmer, I will hear the words of the hot anger.

“I did mean to hurt you. I don’t really care.”

This is a signal flare. A warning. A cold wind fans the flames and makes me icy cold.

If this person is a good person, there may be signs of old anger. Thread sections still smoldering. But this is not the anger of recently fed flames.

Their mouth says, “I never meant to hurt you.”

And the tiny, slowly shrinking flames? “You know, I really didn’t want to do that. I’m sorry. I’m still learning. Forgive me, and I’ll try again. I love you enough to try again.”

And they will mean every molecule of the shaped breath. They will want to tell you what’s woven into the fabric of their being.

“I never meant to hurt you. I’m sorry. Can we try again? I wanted to get it right. I want to get it right. I might still mess up, but I want to get it right. For you and for all those that I love.”

“I never meant to hurt you.”

Glowing Tulip (c) Windy Johansen.

Glowing Tulip (c) May 2012, Windy Johansen.

Karen Sandler’s Tankborn – Books I’m Reading #1

Tankborn is the first in the Tankborn trilogy. Awakening is the second book, available now. The third has not yet been released.

I first read this book about 3 weeks ago, and I still can’t get the characters, or their world, out of my head.

The story follows Kayla and her friend Mishalla, two GEN girls who are about to be Assigned. GENs, Genetically Engineered Non-humans, are considered the lowest caste of all. However, all GENs are conditioned to believe that this is they way it should be.

As the story unfolds, it becomes evident that there is far more to this than dehumanizing caste systems. Kayla and Mishalla are linked in an unexpected way, and the GENs conditioning is not as it appears.


(also available on Google Play and Barnes and Noble)