Sammi’s Weekender #248 (capricious)

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What Am I, Popeye?

An assemblage of contradictions
unified with random masses of cosmic protoplasm,
launched unwilling into life,
pretentiously posing upon past
protoplanetary disks.

I am a self-contradictory collection of word gestures,
influences, and impulses dancing to dialectically
distracting, consistent capriciousness, and
categorically confused morphing emotions.

Wish for sameness but anticipate reality.
I’m muddled by me without constraint.

Look both ways into the reflection of lefts and rights,
ups and downs, love and loss.
Mind the gaps of unshakeable faith and wander through Sagan’s Cosmos.


“We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology.” …. “Extinction is the rule.” (Carl Sagan, 1934-1996)

Gloss:  A protoplanetary disk is a rotating circumstellar disc of dense gas and dust surrounding a young newly formed star.

19 thoughts on “Sammi’s Weekender #248 (capricious)

  1. A great extended definition of the concept, Bill. I read it three times to really get my head around it 🙂 I enjoyed these lines particularly:

    “An assemblage of contradictions
    unified with random masses of cosmic protoplasm,”

    “categorically confused morphing emotions.”


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  2. Yep Bill, every damn day…the choice between the Vienna Circle and Vienna sausage. Ever go to YouTube find a dark academia playlist…and scribble along with the subsequent toe tapping …I find it big fun…and for me anyway, doesn’t bruise the bourbon….like jazz and lo-fi has a wont to do…you do nice stuff Bill.

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  3. “I’m muddled by me without constraint.”

    This line resonated the most with me. I find within these 9 syllables a serenity and self-possession. Your piece was a pleasure to read Bill.

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