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Sickly Feelings

Posted in depression, life, love, poetry, writing with tags , , , , , on January 30, 2023 by Shadow

Forced meat shoved the bloated
Abdomen bursting the rot within
And the mouth goes frothing unleashed
The poison till shame has its way
In punishment the angel lands bleeding

Gutter scum festers boiling the brain
Like slime layers the insides of your
Heart pains the glorious scourge
Whip the lashing and the laughing
As death putrefies meaning and
Suffering sanctifies a purposeless life

Bludgeoned skulls litter the trash fields
Where loveless souls decay in scorching sun
Lights the darkness so that stains
Reveal crimes and rats scamper infested
Lice-riddled snatch for the spread
When the Devil arrives to spend
His discards for the luckless sucker

Crude mind game gut slicing the innards
Pour to the floor spatters the red dots drip
Blood gushing crimson trickle a lip’s edge
Like a maggot desires companionship
And a razor lacerates a wrist hoping
For rainbows of finality, the vaporizing dreams
Of a maturing child walking her
Last day to school before
The stifling terror of another day
Unleashes the violence of its fury


A Rainbow Appears Over the Cemetery

Posted in inspiration, life, music, photography, poetry, writing with tags , on April 22, 2021 by Shadow

The Zerner-Farber Tarot Deck (1990)

Posted in depression, health, inspiration, life, music, photography, poetry, writing with tags , on February 28, 2021 by Shadow

Covid-19 Statistics Part IV: Uneasy Waters

Posted in depression, health, inspiration, life, photography, poetry, science, travel with tags , , , on April 9, 2020 by Shadow

The numbers are looking better, next week will provide a better idea as to where this is going, even as the lock-down has us all going a little crazy.

Difference in number of cases: 492,423 (48% increase)
18% increase rate

Difference in mortality: 34,986 (66% increase)
35% increase rate

Difference in recovery: 116,551 (55% increase)
181% increase rate

Total of “unknown” outcomes: 1,090,362
Ratio of mortality-to-total-known-outcomes: 1:5

220,000 mortalities projected from current number of unknown outcomes

Keep in mind that we are practicing “social distancing,” but unless a vaccine is created, the virus will have to run its course at some point in time (see “herd immunity“). Social distancing is about trying to prevent an overload on the healthcare system, but it doesn’t actually do anything for people destined to get sick. It’s a bleak outlook since the goal of social distancing is to isolate the virus, which is, in essence, virtually impossible. That being said, it shouldn’t stop us from doing everything possible to stay healthy as human beings: maintaining clean living spaces, washing hands, eating well, and general self-care with the inclusion of healthy spirituality.

At this point it should be noted that the data here is loosely provided by WORLDOMETER and should therefore be understood as obvious estimations. The goal is ultimately to spot glimmers of hope in the trends that emerge.

Be careful, stay positive, and as always, follow the CDC guidelines for staying healthy during this trying time.

Coronavirus in India 2020

Posted in health, inspiration, life, love, photography, poetry, science, travel, writing with tags , , on April 8, 2020 by Shadow

We love India! Hang in there!

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention