I saw a spider, greenish black and purple in her sheen she scuttled quickly into cracks in walls and in between the universe and two-niverse yet catch her as I tried she always found the creviest of corners where to hide I passed my hand through swaths of web they danced out from my fingers still somewhere at the garden's edge my friend, the spider, lingers.
This essay presents a technique that can be helpful for those with trouble falling asleep, or those who would like to advance their dream practice by achieving an increased awareness of the transition from wakefulness to sleep.
Falling asleep has never been easy for me. My parents were well aware of this fact as my childhood self would make frequent late night trips into their room, looking towards the comfort of their presence as a salve for my fear and insomnia.
My mom is herself a lifelong warrior in the struggle against unwanted wakefulness, and my constant arrival in her and my father’s bedroom at odd hours of the night was a huge nuisance. She was quick to give me a piece of advice that I have been using ever since to help myself fall asleep.
Grab a good book, slip under the covers, start reading, and before you know it, find yourself reading right off the side of page, your mind drifting into a funky creative territory as your eyes start to droop and your head goes limp.
You snap out of it, determined to consume another page, but you know that for better or worse, sleep is on the way. These little blips in the flow of normal waking thought are called hypnogogia. For someone with problems falling asleep they are a welcome arrival.
As I’m reading my way to sleep, I continue until these hallucinations become overwhelming enough to put my book aside and turn off the light.
This is where my tried and true strategy hits a major road bump - one that I only just recently discovered a solution to. As soon as I set aside my book, my mind goes back into internal dialogue mode. I start thinking about a recent conversation or a trip I want to plan. In this state of mind, the hypnogogia often recedes, and I find myself once again laying awake unable to sleep.
The solution came to me as I started considering what it is about the state your mind goes into while reading that makes it easier for hypnogogia to manifest compared to when you are thinking. When you are reading, your mind is an open, receptive state - observing and consuming information. Thinking by contrast, is a creative activity. You are planning, responding to your own thoughts, and actively generating the next line of internal dialogue.
Thinking aligns the conscious mind with creation. Reading aligns the conscious mind with consumption.
Sleeping and dreaming correspond more closely with reading in this sense. In these states, the subconscious takes the reins of the mind’s creative engine, while the conscious mind sits back and observes. This is explains why it’s easier for the experiential logic of dreams to manifest in the mind of a reading person than a thoughtful one.
This train of logic lead me to a thought(less) experiment which I recommend trying. After you set aside your book for the night and turn off the light - keep reading.
Refuse to let the mind drift into a train of internal dialogue and instead look for the words etched in light onto the blankness of your mental blackboard. If there were anything there to read, what would it be? Once you have read one line or phrase, look for that next word instead of thinking it.
You might find that as you read in the darkness, hypnogogia greets you even more effortlessly than it does during normal reading. It is easier to hold the images, content and sensations of these hallucinations in awareness, observing them and surrendering to them as they shuttle you into the land of dreams.
poets see lines in their minds as they strive to be scribes at the start of the page what I’m “writing" for her's not a poem then, since I’m moved not by words, but image a portrait of peacefulness etched in the sky framed by contrails of jets and yet, in my minds eye as real as an architect’s opus in steel as the slow turning cars on the big ferris wheel as olors of 稀飯, 烤鸭, and goreng as the orchid’s speckles, bromeliad’s fangs as these smooth lettered keys that I tap with my hand as my journal, which mentions her, on the nightstand things concrete, molecular - yes, they exist but when I glance up just one image persists eyes I can smile at for hours and days a bonfire of warmth I can trust with my gaze so when my friends ask, “why are you off in space?” this city’s a notebook, I’m writing her face.
I was talking with a friend over some street food on a sticky night in Northern Thailand. He described something he had been through which was all too familiar to me as a writer.
He had reach a point where he was creating ferociously - writing every day and coming up with seemingly endless content, all of which he kept in a private folder on his laptop. So great was his creativity that he decided he wanted to share his work.
So, he started posting his writings up onto Facebook. At first it was a great success. He posted up one article from his private folder each day and continued producing more content.
Then, after a few days had gone on like this he started looking at the reactions to his posts. He noticed familiar names popping up in the list of people who had liked his post - a friend from high school, a woman who he admired, a mentor whose opinion he valued. He was initially excited to see that his work was getting all this attention.
But the next day, as he approached the page to lay down a sentence, doubts filled his mind. What will my mentor think if I write this? Is my crush going to realize this is about my ex? Does it matter?
The same laptop screen where he’d succeeded as a solitary scribe had transformed into a terrifying soapbox from which each word had rippling implications stifling their own expression. Most importantly - he now felt pressure to be good. There was no longer room for crufty passages or awkward phrasing.
For a month, the creative faucet ran dry. The words accumulating on his laptop felt forced and stunted. Nothing was reaching a finished form, and nothing was shared.
Frustrated with the creative block, he finally resolved that he wouldn’t write with the intention of sharing. It was just going to be for him. He sipped strong coffee and found his voice again, filing away thoughtful anecdotes to the private folder on his laptop.
Audiences are not the enemy of the writer - but they must be understood. It’s important for us as writers to own how our audiences can coax the best from us - rather than letting the expectations of our audience own our creative process.
We have a bit of a mental trick to play on ourselves. If we can separate the intended audience during the creation stage from the eventual exposure audience, we might actually get that wonderfully imperfect piece out to our readers.
We toil over a heartfelt love poem for the person we’ve been dreaming about. When we find out they got back together with their ex before we had a chance to press send, we use it as the “about me" text in our OkCupid profile.
A nervous circle fragrant room our raft a bed tub jet rapids lie ahead intentions, attention to details exhales… inhales… what to expect? a tender tricep. yoga poses, meditations should we have the lights on? are you feeling it? who is feeling it. bitter water. our time is standing still with arms outstretched rubbed by a hundred hands sensations escalate empathy blooms scatter brained crazy love head kids rolling funny on the floor cuddling baby bunnies collapse into feelings shavasana for the ringing of the bowls bathing in resonance a bowl on your belly a bowl on her hip our bowls are full tonight overflowing with loving vibration souls syncing sweetly in frequency
let’s bathe again! all in the shower before we fully immerse chilly tikes tottering down skipping a broken stair are we there yet are we there yet? oh my god. hot water feels amazing. the word “temperature-gasm” is experienced fully by each penguin in the flock as they dunk into the steam locked in our invincible paradise what’s next? another wash - our souls open open hearts shattering into shameless open strength poets lock hands An orange falls from a stand a shopkeep looks on as a little boy picks it up rips the skin off with his teeth licks the sticky juice as it rolls down the corners of his mouth poets breath. soothing a dozen lubed calf tensions basking in beauty beyond comprehension beyond going back in this world magic sap oozes from each of the crinkles and creases of grins that’ll never wipe off of our faces in this sap, there’s a mineral ancient and wise we can smear on our palms and rub into our thighs in other words: I love you guys.
sunlit iridescent hair adventure bread that isn’t there songs we almost learned to sing a grass stained knee to lift a ring Converse momma bleaches white, conversing lightly, since last night what’s left to say? Let’s say we trade an embrace for a serenade.
ALUMNI DEMO DAY, YC W16 Feeling and not feeling some type of way about start ups in an every more crowded ecosphincter Nervous schizo looking founders reciting memorized boiler plate On stage, getting into the zen of it. and boom: NURx is the fastest way to get birth control ethics of birth control? you take a pill each day or I rap up in plastic, the moment of slay 99%+ HIV protection is hard to portray MAGICbus was my ride in slides are simple, coordinating this morning was a nightmare the bus ride was magical, with two good friends, cruising the 280 the math that says their market is 2x Uber is truly… magic how are people paying in Nigeria? $150B is changing hands, in cash, in person with Paystack, this comes online “our team is very solid” Fouad was using Tovala, now his chicken is better cooking that forbidden rice, it comes out just right Every. Single. Time. $235k sales on Kickstarter, But it’s no miku. The ovens are a Trojan horse, so competes with NURX? bar code scan it in for microwave safe sex. He’s up on Stilts Leaning on a loan Like me, he had no credit history Immigrants need money, $435k out, $67k back so far Gecko climbing up a wall who’s compliant of them all? Robots find their way to see The rust within the industry In India small farms own the market Kisan is the spark to disrupt a rickety village cart to an iPhone screen OutSchool guys are an experienced bunch with a classy approach that says “let’s go get brunch” they care about learning, and that’s mad respect but how about the business aspect? Drought for the farmers for 500 Million, World Cover is insurance that can make us all billions when drought hits they pay out, and cover the loss 7.5k have checked “Yes” to their TOS Zene… fist? Zenesys. Zenysis “a dashboard for running countries” when you need aggregate data the sleepy poet slogs on, droopy eyed. Remember those porn chat bots on AIM they used to have? ASL. ASL. The stats for these chat bots are THAT HOT 1M Daily active users of 130k bots on Chatfuel People live in messengers, let’s make more of it. I want to use it. On the chat tack, Mailtime makes email into a chat This is a good idea, China version has become huge Integrating with a chat app that has 200M+ users in 中国 100k+ DAU and won an AppStore Award Varden has a self driving golf cart, sitting in the parking lot It’s cute yo, a little buggy went live at Sacremento State University with no casualties! Oh, except the jobs it eliminates. Stitch, and still, not one woman has been among the founders Slack is good but for some it lacks If you work in healthcare, Stitch is like crack Doctors don’t even work anymore, they spend 8hrs a day on Stitch Cover has you covered. In red. Take some photos, burn your house down make insurance claims it’s that easy. And finally, we have a female founder, the undeniable Mackenzie Downtime is bad. Is sleeping ok? Redspread makes deploys less error prone, taking the “human” out of it So staging always matches production, philosophically founder rehearsing on stage Earlier, she stood in that exact same place So what is a PetCube It’s a hackathon project but, a company. You can even fuck with your cat using a laser from your phone. what? The’ve sold 20k units thus far. Oh goody, finally there’s a bag for that, a founder in a fitted t-shirt. The white on red theme is popular They are getting to a 5.5M GMV run rate Nearly half of take out and delivery $70B is consumed in offices. How will I BEE STYLE? On demand manicures pedi’s and threading in SF they’re doing a milli and spreading. Shyp. Shippo. Now. Shypmate Airbnb for that extra space in your suitcase on a flight to Nigeria people in Ghana want H+M. They don’t realize that it breaks after 2 months The model is odd will the industry bear? Action cameras are a thing I guess we are talking a GoPro here, but dancing around the name Revl is rounder, chiller, more stable, and edits for you a quick vid shows why it’s better than the GOP Poppy jalopy by now I’m quite sloppy Childcare help so they aren’t screaming “Mommy” trust is key when you must leave them be and 18 year nuisance gets off school at 3. ______________ Unnyworld - an Imposing cartoonish Tauren Mobile MOBA Funny fonts say “play with us” purple ink on white trac is a running business making it possible to easily sign up for races surprise - that’s an $8B market changing the landscape computer vision - focal a tablet on your shopping cart imagine a homeless man cruising down the street with one of these outdoor audio - beets in the garden it’s a mega jambox - Soundboks loudest battery powered speaker ever $600k worth of these things have sold they built that funny clocky screentime is bad, like my mom used to say a plushy toy, for pre-screen babies who still need tech this is something really new - $800k so far can I get those yeezy boosts? in pirate black - my shoes already look like them hit me when it restocks says a cap topped founder in some swag pink Saucony’s passwords are weaker than user behavior with machine learning finger print tech you’ll be safer come to my Castle I’ll make you my boo, if they steal your credentials - I’ll give them mine, too. Kaoss pad looking light switch unique though? Idk, it’s Deako smart and connected and sold to home makers start with a dumb switch (stitch) switch it out later Boks leave you empty? In this case it’s winebox beautiful test tubes, individual glasses keurig for cabernet merlot and pinot twist top a vial and whiff in these peachy notes Meter feeder makes it easier to feed your meter Dumb meters don’t need to upgraded, just give the meter maid a tablet parking is no joke $30B a year down in Pasadena chomping on a massive Fajita. hi Linden of queuehop can I skip the line? a tucked in white button puts him in line just load up your basket and walk the fuck out no more long lines and this mucking about Wakie wakie little baby will I make it through awake? Maybe my fresh ex is texting me, no one sits next to me Wakie please set up a call with my next lady? this white function hoodies a glimmer of hope celestial bodies as pure as the pope. with creams for your bristles, before you hit bed disruption of beauty is full steam ahead LendEDU has a familiar ring to it - new student loan system more debt by the moment. But graduates now will wonder just how. I feel so strange I’ve seen these slides before A multi-billion dollar ceiling, a monthly growth rate floor Holy shit, this squad is the real, lined up in their super-suits hunting a deal. Influx captures motion, the badge on the chest says - “I’ll fly you to dinner and show you the rest” Promptly it’s clear there’s some overlap here another chat-bot making platform, oh dear. So will I use chat fuel to program my next beaux or respond to the Prompt here proposed white on blue Able health stable wealth cain and enable stealth fables are tales of easy-reach wealth while the minions The records go into their system medically speaking they cash out when Doc’s listen. Drones drones drones droooooooooones! but there’s still too many people involved, how bout a landing pad that charges and services drones, now we delete jobs and AirBnB out more homes! On the up and up now. With UpLabs Easy integration of a CC form! Seems like swipe at Stripe They’re taking on search, so what’s the connect? I’m confused and concerned and my karma’s a wreck. stealthy sir, may you help me secure there’s not enough cyber threat heroes in hurrr now we can farm out from a stable of skill the contractors are trusted and able to kill [ my stomach is septic my eyelids are droop the one thing I’m dropping is plastecine poop ] Hello to the Acre - I want this fine home. It makes it’s own energy, keeps the air clear a shipping contain costs $250k, build better green homes, dope shirts, go seize the day Truebill helps you recur. I need that, I suck at it the billings are killing me day in day out this flaps of an envelop strewn on my couch. My bank accounts busted by face in a frown. If truebill can solve all this, hell yes I’m down. Chiller than twitter is Chitter a new social network for students, that's better? People spend more time on chitter than FB stuck on the shitter group texting a meme this is un-thunkable, how can it be? they make building mobile apps oh-so-easy the brainchild of braniacs Goog, MIT if you funk with thunkable, come give us green 5k apps like Lyft and Soundcloud use “Instabug” $400k ARR for SaaS, if it was just a lifestyle gig I’d pass but scaling with Instahelp, new users this instabug thing might just really have legs I was punching and kicking their bag just before Now white on red shirts show what Hykso is for It goes in the glove and gives you some stats On how hard you could pummel some shirtless dude’s lats KareScore, CareSkore, actively negotiating $29M/year now who cares more? Hospitals waste in the ten’s of Billiones. Now CareSkore is coming to check those cabrones With Landed your community helps you downpay On a home for some equity if your folks aren't bougie It’s all well and good but around here there’s a rub if you make home buying easy - the prices go up. I’m falling behind to hear SnapEDA Electronic Design cash for the day Some fellows who sheepishly joined me for lunch are now pitching SECful, preparing to launch to protect API’s from the goons in the night custom security SECful provides. Skymind a beautiful name and shirt that’s cloudera for AI, nice design bad DTG print Deep learning, use cases industry wide With all these Java clients there’s nothing to hide Time to just go - Alphaflow with it Helping real estate investors while I’m going to git trying to checkout code and ended up on FB checking out some biffled cutie who’s been winking at me. There may not be life after death but there’s Halo no not the XBox game you played and munched egg rolls to purple the chosen color of death, funeral services easy to use like nest. [ I’m a horny dead animal scanning the channels from hell under malebolge. ] He hails from Egypt and Lynks is the product it overcomes barriers to entry eCommerce in new markets Rappi with knee slapping logo mash up of instacart, postmates the Carrot flies UP! And so is their growth graph neon orange jacket puffs these low labor costs make the model robust. rocking in the free world, a new type of guitar most learners quit, they don’t really get far it’s a cheat code to play well when you use this strum but it won’t impress punk girls, they’ll say, “dude that's dumb” There’s something with streamup, I’ve seen them before or maybe their logo just has that decor, that je ne se quois that “view of the day” they have HOW many viewers 20 million? That’s cray. Oil giants, god love them. Jeb Bush love them. Money grubbing crime syndicates love them, plastic purple plesterine material coating new born babies in a silk slime cereal and extract that data from the womb of the source. I’m sorry mr. Mineral, but it only gets worse [ Off the record ] Can’t talk about this rocket though the poet unlock shit more oily slime. but they go off on time just one more co between me and a BREAK to be mine. holy shit what is that guy holding. that is… a fucking space thing! dude that’s sick. impressive these numbers, the tech is quite dope the money is space at the end of my rope yay a break. _______________ wheel chair inspiration. he was shot in combat paralyzed, a strong American paraplegic hero a better catheter solves a huge problem in his life, direct control of one’s peeing the end of much strife Konsus is on Erik’s short list they connect people easily with task doing freelancers and their Monthly sales are 10% of what we had at demo day which is to say - still pretty good Another chat AI company, white on blue they are called msg-AI. The focus is more for business if I have a question about my condom I can ask Durex-bot like, is it cool to ask beaux to use NURX a lot? Mason. That Sweater Though. Geometric, Trippy. Custom Android devices Heart monitoring with a 3 yr. contract Relationship saving over the same lifespan? people don’t want to sign - this is an issue for deal making how can I … Get them to Accept? with 350 paying customers, and a growth curve it makes you think… Will investors GetAccept? I have to admit, I’m fading to grey, while the green shirt enthusiast stands in front of a screen. He’s pitching retargeting, for GNC 10x gains to sell powder both on and off screen. A brick and mortar cookie for users. flexRee - let’s eat. Grey and red converse on feet of the founders, a button down showing his chest to the collar. This PaveIQ shows you the way to reveal stats normally you’d need an FTE for - a steal. Deepgram can get us down into depths of the speech a search done by sound that's astounding in reach in logical empathy, get what you were going for they practiced with iCracked, who made $500k more. “Dark Matter Particle Physicists”… Online checkout for car dealerships makes sense that process was painful, I nearly walked out and left my new Mazda half signed for in doubt. Drivemotors solves all this. Anyone can be Tesla. Dustyn gave me confidence driving Titanic’s End to the dust. Now his company Dose Dr. helps insuline injecting Diabetes patience to feel the same sense of calm. They’ve saved a first patience from an ICU visit. A $10B market opportunity, where the math actually adds up. Start up like a rocket with my pockets on FLEEK wake up in the morning at my rocket ship's peak for smarter dog walkers there’s a PocketSuite where payments and message get you in here to keep. Biotech is built on pipetting by hand A new eye drop robot is what’s in demand The Mayo Clinic is using their tech A milli in run rate earns shruggy respect. A-Nova AI, sales emails it writes combining the relevant human insights to serve sales humans with their own fate when we triple your blood and flesh flawed open rates Histowiz tissue processing kleenex all I know, it’s lost on me. with 400 clients, there’s those who get it with $80k monthly, I wouldn’t forget it ZEN… prospect. yes. another Zen company. the clicker is broken, he tries it in spurts he’s aiming it wisely, but now this just hurts they eat their own dogfood to milli a year. Solar in the developing world. Nice shoes, a noble cause The team raised over a billion for Solar previously SunFarmer is a non-profit, they need that “invest” I should talk to my brother, same concept, he’d have interest Loop genomics has tech that fixes bugs in DNA at least that’s how I see it as a CS BA. $2 per molecule that shit must add up one single client worth $20M/yr - that’s big bucks Are you going crazy? Well, now there's Kip Health treat bad brains with data, take care of yourself Patients log data, clinicians tune in They actually use it, that’s key to the win. Trucking. Brokers broke the trucking industry. A novel solution in mobile pollution - Glory for GoLorry. unified platform. Oh Shit! Vehicles! Speaking of glory - they just sell the guts For special electrics like buggies and trucks they can make $300M on just 13 cust’s Jack! He’s with Lattice. And what a fine guy They left us and started this thing - with great slides Without goals, we are lost, we all wander astray. Lattice keeps all of the team on one play. I actually use it, or at least I signed up. His low printed shirt makes me think - he’s a slut. Compelling voice Jack, you’re attacking it well. And I’m proud to Eric there looking so swell. +20% with a Picture in Picture in distract-o-max web world that’s quite the elixir they call this shit Pulpix, but will it go Porn? Browse to the next tits with PiP keeping things warm. Robo. Robo. Growbo. Growbo. Automatic Green House, robotic and steamy no humans required. so keep your damn CV, They solved immigration with job automation. “Bok Choi Break” Says x@yc ___________________ [ and it turns out that break was the greenest for me. ] Physi OH gnamy. Management lobotomy made my bread and cheddar off of labor and property as long as they keep loving it and lobby for me there wouldn’t be no better hobby for me. Eliminating open defecation is amazing It worse that just a nuisance, death:half a miilion a year. more toilets help us flush down the tears “if you give a shit” there's SHRI what goes BOOM? like stefani, azalea but more bugatti from SF to Narita or Haneda and speaking of fundred numbers how bout 500 planes, at 200M a piece - dime of a trillion (and change) Castle? Oh that’s a hassle namespace overlap. sadly this prev-rents me from enjoying the crap. but hey, I got this casa and I wanna profit offa it King he needs a castle so there’s cross-name merit. [ Sprinting through the finish of this Finnish Triathalon sitting in a sauna with fauna that’s from a hackathon splendid how we ended it and mended it quick and yet there’s prickles in the thicket of dicks. ] The government subjects poor people to a demeaning UI if you want food stamps, here’s a fast-ramp only 5 minutes, no Queueing for hours A pantry that’s well stocked makes this family proud. She’s the most compelling Spirit quiver precision. A voice to move a nation from quiet indecision. Protonet servers are as crispy as fuck now keep your own data with a business that prints luck Macaroon, scones, throwing bones making homes Georgette Packaging these boxes look ravishing A milli rate and profit. Has a familiar ring. Now I’m shaking lividly unwillingly I’m chittering clicking on these keys til I drop dead. here’s your slimey poet guy, the one you see is hella fried with blear in his eyes and who was curious but lost it when seeing this many prospects what ever will they drop next? This is a breast cancer screening device, that’s good for the home and will surely save lives with temporal data you notice the change as those wonderfully horrible cells re-arrange. Who shot the handle and who killed the keg? I could swear that a Pluot was dinosaur egg. A genetic mashup of apricot plum this box gets you conferencing drive like a thumb. The founder has tech master “I make shit” vibes and we’ve all had crap conf tech some time in our lives The bigger dude’s t-shirt actually has a bigger print. And that actually makes them match better. than if the logo were the same size. for digital prints, this glance could redefine. REM oh, REM it’s a way that I sleep as I saunter distracted away on the creep Copia gets it! They are here on this day! I have to say food waste is something I hate Food waste will be illegal - as well it should and that’s why Berkeley-based Copia’s bound to do good This biz iz the the shizz it’s a thing I believe in All this catered food that we’re leaving uneaten, makes us in our Castles as loathsome as heathens. and odd laugh rings out at a superbowl mention low on the currents of hideous ear. Copia kills it, make money with leftovers in karmic defense of the rest of us hoarders. emburse there in purple the poem keeps on. The curse in my bladder as strong as hits bong I sit in a stillness exposed to my fate cause I been feeling kinda lonely of late “you don’t say?” Lai has that eye that hones on success he sold to Box timed for perfect effect. [ reflection on the revolution: the drop outs on mission did they climb up to their pinnacle unicorn fruit of ambition? or was it lost amongst the hugging and kissin? ] as I was opening up I StartClosing what kind of money is he proposing a funny joke is relevant - sugar coating. Bemoaning what I’m promoting - a soul of the crux feeling wicked above the folding on fux uncurable rare is this odd ailment and one in twelve of us are mortally inflickted and the terror of the failure case is children who pass a way a terrible little parable of human life wasted and here a plab platform to hasten the pain erasening and now for a reminder: that LINKED IN DOES SUCK well I guess there’s that new iOS app with the web hooks so why not just check the index like the folks SVA will then enamor Ron on DDay? This is problem that we are trying to solve, Interstate can get that info congregated is cool they stepped out into the challenge tracking data for days. let’s stack some more chips with these ad tools! in the embers I see SendBird! rising out of the flames a phoenix is a remix made from legos and clay Ulcer is bad chubby baby foot poor prosthetic vein tech is a cure Innovein will be in humans within the next year hope that I’ll be in, too if the meaning’s not clear Buzzing around are the netbeez and you gotta respect that they immediate detect any stutter in the net flow and get mo cheese in the next year they could hit the milli’s taking the Podium without one. online reviews… online. $3M in ARR is more than on par. Numbers like that actually make them a star. Lygos is econohemically sound there’s a white powder we’ll sell you in mounds a breaking bad factory, gleaming in chrome Malonic 'cid in each American Home Eric had to shoulder tap for Trend MD so I’m guessing this is splendidly neat. they’re growing absurdly into $50’s a month. controlling data which sure to be crunk Yardbook shirts looks classy, like it came from the gap landscaping was never such an event onboarded 10k companies that’s far from a joke but there’s 290k in the grind they can smoke It’s Bonsai, but it’s for White collar freelancers, you must “think tree” trim the dead leaves and keep the soil moist Hingeto sounds a bit like my Spring but targeting a higher market luxury goods merchandisers pay for their shitty predictions so take let's take the guess work of the picture don’t crucify elucify me, like when I loved Luci and induced the “buy” dream boosted up to visions of exponent mind cream silver seamed until the soul was esteemed. here’s a piece of paper a skin scraper identifies your medical issue with the swipe of a tissue and before VR, there’s vNAR "see you on the other side of a sea star my dee-ar" Joseph of Locent is posed to succeed like mailchimp for IM or optimizely for push notes, reminders, and chat bots the type you'll be building with chat fuel or Prompt MailChimp overcharges - funds KQED I guess we could all use another MC. Fouad is making a StrongIntro. Hiring the issue, referrals the balm 70% of stripe came from peer Intro's and since their dank eng squad is known as the bomb that’s where StrongIntro comes along. Teespring - we’re users, so’s Zesty and Seg. They make $10k a pop so that’s pretty much swag [ Heaving an hawing the poet crawls on dragging the pen cross a page at near dawn with mind all ablaze and a brain that’s so wrong that drink you poured - what was so strong? ] Gigwell. gigs. well done. like a flank state of being. These guys did Audio. Yes! That’s where we go, on our “where should we” weekends to freak and let go. Rounding the corner! There’s less than ten left! This git prime performance a notch on our belts a concept of “code churn” is better than chode burn I’m sorry I said it but but sticky it sits. I think we would try it, and see if it fits. flying high in the sky is birdly with a cute like cartoon bird and it’s tweet so sweet to be birdly in a world of cash burn and dev churn so here’s what birdly is: a chatbot in slack that eggs diverse functions and makes them all hatch. and now while I’m stalled on the subject of “hatch” let me unlatch this lash on this batch whip… crack. NOW GET BACK TO WORK KIDS. ... fitting then to end it and to rend it ‘solete in the depths of the night ‘tween the warmth of the sheets to quietly whisper right just before sleep: “let’s depart one another, we're far too unique” those were the terms of the equity split clarity crisp and so thin that it rips. Notably in the moment and locking it all in is this poet throwing shade to the wind: esc
do something right
the poet needs to
Do something! Write!
the poet hums to
a molasses tune
feels the rain drip down
through deciduous June.
ink well fills for dip of a quill
the plume quivers
an opal opioid ink
no one nose enough to sniff up
this unthinkable stink
I dreamed that bills in my big fat wallet were pink - minted by the KKK. Then I woke up and saw all the Jackson’s on my twenties - Dear God, was it just a dream? So I tried to ask god, ended up asking Google read a Wikipedia article about President Jackson and the Indian Removal. Some Indians killed 400 settlers in a massacre, they had their issues too. Jackson drew new lines on the map and said: “all ya’ll gotta move.” Forced relocation of the Cherokee, Chickasaw, Choctaw, and Creek to some really nice land near Missouri “You’ll feel at home in a week." A President set a precedent: “The Trail of Tears” still how our justice system deals with minorities after after all these years. we killed and stole for our freedom: to own the whole span of it from sea to shining sea and now the whole damn planet. no wonder we still worship him big face on the twenty giving thanks from the land of plenty, it's -esc
my head is the start of a day.
I crack in the morning, the sun leaks out quick,
the pages are creamy and slick.
Oh, how about it?
Why not go ahead?
Why not re-read what we’ve not read?
My head is an egg - full of sprockets and wires,
my hat is a halo of fire.
I rise to the sunshine, the glow overhead
burns to figure out life before bed
Oh, how about it?
Why not go ahead?
Why not live with a wink ’til we’re dead?
My head is an egg - full of bubbles and fuzz,
my jaw the conductor of buzz.
I plunge in the evening, the wind whipping past
like the whirr of a line when it’s cast.