If we wept once as angels

Now we utter unbroken parables as gods

Such a state of being holds out an apple,
Rosy red, lips ripe for the tasting;
Someone will bite and say unspeakable things.
Eve, have you seen my serpent?

If we uttered parables once as gods

Now we dance undesired as demons

Something caught at the eye will burrow in,
Despairing like love wishing it could fly free.
Who do you think you are to teach?
Tonight we have a thousand ways to die.

If we danced once as demons

Now we dig deep as mortals

Because Eve has seen the serpent
And Adam forgot himself amongst the vines,
So we all wear masks to pretend we are alive.
At least we can almost remember our births

If we are mere mortals

Why is it that we can create and destroy


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Ruela said...

Love it!

A.Decker said...

Provocative words well written.

Is discharge Dada? No, it is not. Influenced by and with a similar attitude to, but not Dada..

Is discharge Fluxus? No, it is not. Influenced by and with a similar attitude to, but not Fluxus.

Is discharge art for intellectuals? No, discharge is for anyone and everyone who appreciates creativity in all its myriad forms. Be it static visual, audio or moving image; the written word or the deconstructed, non-linear form. The spoken word and noise.

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The discharge Chapbook. The discharge Building by Parts book. discharge has no rules. All contributors to discharge are responsible adults. discharge has no leaders although it has an elected body of rotating editors who oversee rather than dictate the flow of the group.

The aim of discharge is to profile creative people and to do away with the pretension of the art world. Everyday people creating art everyday to an exceptional quality.

Art by barrow boys and girls. discharge is international.