cuz we are not selfie zombies not yet

no selfie sticks sprouting like cordyceps

from our eye balls not yet

our fuzzy mouths frozen down over cracked tv phone screens not yet

giving off spores of viral and pathogenic misinformation

not yet not yet

human being what you seeing

these words written during these days of

racism suffocating, poverty choking, and power tripping

keeping america, the united states of all of us

from breathing deeply and livin’ peaceful

all the while our pandemic raging

setting up a must win race for vaccine

oh yeah and what about the election coming

yet all the while this keeps on happening

 

the trees breathe in what we breathe out so

all the while we breathe in what the trees breathe out so

 

thought lungs, breathe thoughts, breathe dreams, believe

like the sunlight through the leaves, like the oxygen of dreams

 

time is now, meditation is how

when all is flow all is change

there’s no need being froze up over a frozen frame

the heart of love beats stronger than

our oh so human chase of any trend

 

thought lungs

breathe thoughts in, breathe thoughts out

pick thoughts up and put thoughts down

the practice is

we let one thought in when we let one thought out

without grasping, without attaching

 

bio breathing bio beings

bio systems breathe in bio rhythms

so bio rhythms breathe out bio systems

so human being if you still breathing

this air we breathing

nitrogen

oxygen

argon

carbon dioxide

neon

helium

methane

krypton

water vapor

but yeah there’s one more to add to this composition

thoughts our thoughts our thoughts

yet all the while this keeps on happening

 

the trees breathe in what we breathe out so

all the while we breathe in what the trees breathe out so

 

thought lungs, breathe thoughts, breathe dreams, believe

like the sunlight through the leaves, like the oxygen of dreams

 

time is now, meditation is how

when all is flow all is change

there’s no need putting ourselves in selfie cages

we are more than those shiny pixels, twitching and speechless

 

 thought lungs

breathe thoughts in, breathe thoughts out

pick thoughts up and put thoughts down

the practice is

we let one thought in when we let one thought out

without grasping, without attaching

 

bio breathing bio beings

bio systems breathe in bio rhythms

so bio rhythms breathe out bio systems

so human being if you still choking on this air

we

can’t

breathe

in

the knees of hatred, the prisons of racism

the stench of injustice, the clouds of tear gas

the viral spores of misinformation that float in

when we hurt and tripping

like is this really air we breathing

but yeah there’s one more to add to this composition

thoughts our thoughts our thoughts

yet all the while this keeps on happening

 

the trees breathe in what we breathe out so

all the while we breathe in what the trees breathe out so

 

thought lungs, breathe thoughts, breathe dreams, believe

like the sunlight through the leaves, like the oxygen of dreams

 

time is now, meditation is how

when all is flow all is change

to see how we’re all chokin’ on the hate the jealousy the pain

the moment we let go of it’s impossible, won’t work, never change

is when justice progress and peace will breathe in us again

 

thought lungs

breathe thoughts in, breathe thoughts out

pick thoughts up and put thoughts down

the practice is

we let one thought in when we let one thought out

without grasping, without attaching