to sign up for

karma
prime

consequence
with next-day
delivery

(same-day, even
in select
cities)

we are born fools
or are we?

be afraid to remember
or scared
to forget


sometimes
metaphor
creates

a home

for my modern
war

fought in fashion
room
by room

the call was coming
from inside the house
busted

and brute force
search

is your only option
when you don’t know
another way

sometimes
you need a clue
other times
you need a life

but I found it
(phew)

& here we are
city center
bustle!

the public square
fascinates

ever gone
people-watching

inside yourself?

no gates
for you
to storm
you see

who walks proud
in your streets?

and who is pulled
by strings?

is it you?

fuck around
find out


hunched
outside
of bart

holding a cane
and cardboard
and words

I thought to stop

he thought
to talk
to me, too

“look,”
he said
pointing
at everyone

streaming
through the gates
as light
through leaves

“they’re all
so beautiful
every one of them!
and they don’t know it!”

I looked through
his eyes

that man
is me
but he probably
can’t code

“why,” he asked
“can’t they see it”

“because”, I offered,
“they were raised
in a world
that blinds”

he made
a sign
“that’s deep,”
he said,

“I guess
when they killed
my wife
and my baby
it really
fucked
me up”


some nests
aim
to tangle

fall into one
soft
snare

of stories
who sob
and strangle

every tale
has a head

who got
into yours?


and what kind of company do we need?

“see no evil” is easier than “speak no evil” (photo: Joao Tzanno)

On Sunday, the CEO and co-founder of Coinbase posted an article on the company blog called “Coinbase is a mission-focused company”. I heard about it from a friend, who sent me the link along with a message that only said “…”

What could it be? I started to read:

There have been a lot of difficult events in the world this year: a global pandemic, shelter in place, social unrest, widespread protests and riots, and west coast wildfires. On top of that we have a contentious U.S. election on the horizon.

I think I’m following so far: halting global warming…


or if
you swipe

without seeing
without meaning

without joy

be a good parent

sit your phone down

at the kitchen table
or whatever

ask it
what it thinks

about…

Lyra Naeseth

glorified keyboard cat. she/her 🏳️‍⚧️

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