Spinning Elbows:

Have you ever listened to a Tartini sonata while bleeding from the head?

The sound of the shower and mathematical music theory aiding your recuperation.

Drips of coloured water, giving a basis to my disheveled clarity.

I know what you’re thinking, is this man crazy?

I went to the ER, my co-pay was $1,000, stitches would have cost me close to $700.

The nurse jokingly laughed “seems like you can’t go anywhere, HAHAHAHA!”

Could you imagine such casual cruelty?

From women eating cottage cheese?

So I stood, in front of the emergency room, in the second richest country in the world.

Wondering how to heal my head-wound.

I’d love to drop poetry about the absurdity of the situation, yet time is a pressing matter.

I felt like I was in a movie. I just lacked the Russian vodka and the moment would’ve been film worthy.

Yet, the violin pressed on.

And I healed myself, with artificial flesh-like glue and butterfly sutures.

Now, I’m off to work… 🏃🏻🏃🏻🏃🏻

-Austin James

Red Line #5330:

I watched a woman fall on the train and have a seizure.
It was a bewildering experience that left me cold on the edges of my clavicle.
She was laying there, plain as day, shaking violently in the middle of rush hour.

It was interesting to see the quick response actions of caring and honest people.
Not at all what’s portrayed in the day-to-day public sphere of our disconnected propaganda.

The most interesting part was when she was on the floor, her hand reached out to grab someone’s hand.
In a moment, you understood the simple truth.
It was a true moment of honesty.

To be in a state of repetitive unconscious physical attack, and yet in the subconscious,
still wanting to embrace another.

Simple. Honest. Horrific.

-Austin James

Yo, Kinsey:

Where do you exactly land on the Kinsey scale?

I’ve often thought of the idea of Kinsey and the moment of attraction. That moment, when you know it’s not love, it’s lust..

Is this a quantitative spectrum? Are there charts and graphs to attraction? to human connection? to orgasm? >>

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Is this attraction strategic? Based on biological instinctualness.

Is this attraction instantaneous?

If I know anything in life, I know sure as hell know love is.

Like a scorpion sting.

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Is there opportunity cost and the conceptual idea of resources allocated to this scale as well?

Because I’m not one for small talk.

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No, none of these ideas interest me.

Because love… Love, love… is different.

It cannot be segmented, parcelized, ritualized, idealized nor advertised.

love… Love, love… is simply off the charts…

-Austin James

Dance Dance Revolution:

I saw you on the dance floor. Vacant and Spiritual all at the same time. It was if your skin was on hyperdrive and your soul was on standby.

Touting youth with your nondescript meaningless tattoos that highlight the failure of capitalism.

And that piss poor four-on-the-floor notating your disconnection from reality.

Long live the rave.

-Austin James

I'm Just Not Satisfied:

There’s something silly I don’t quite understand about this Brave New World.

This idea of owning all of life; like this ecology was for sale. Like silk didn’t have an endless supply. Or it’s as if the Sun might be for sale.

I watch humans try to conquer the World Wide Web like it’s the new Africa. Exclaim arlgorityhmic theory to parcelize art and idealism. To give valuation to emotion and productivity metrics to compassion.

Yet, to me, its seems that inscribing and commodifying information; would be like a colony of coral demanding for it’s next color.

I don’t want a valuation of beauty.
I don’t want an architecture of beauty.
I just want beauty.

-Austin James