'The Eternal Festival Of Memory' for Mick Wood and Cookie

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'Muster Up Some' and 'New Pictures Of Plutocracy'

Muster Up Some...

...can you muster up
some good faith today
can you give the 
benefit of doubt

medicine for the hypersensitive
everybody on the edge-cusp
stress of language used badly
pushing on reality
how can i be the same person

exorcising the right
to be unpredictable yet
friendly sympathetic and
willing to listen

are you willing to listen?
willing to give up your time
to understand and
re-register sameness 
equal to difference

to blame yourself and
others equally but not
to dwell on what might 
have been so it clouds 
the here and now

fill in the missing parts
of every message with a 
balanced openness to 
alternative meanings

love all the people
shine bright and let the
warmth of well wishes
charge the hearts of
all humanity

love thy enemy
with a furious blessing
a bolt from the blue
a stern good luck charm
a simple nice word or two

everybody has a complex 
story hidden away
can you listen to the tale
can you overlook the 
distortions and conceits

will you share some
good faith today
and hold back the
prejudice snapping at 
the front of your head

quick to judge blame 
and smudge based on
subjective sensations
unaware of the hoodwink
acting like the center of
including the center of
other people
like a omnipotent God
of righteousness

find some good faith today
consider that you might be wrong
and they might be right 
or that a universe may exist
where both opinions hold
truth and falsehood 
and where probability informs
the discussion

bad faith and empiricism
the illusion of the totality
of meaning and worse yet
the imposition of such bad faith
in deed and action
a literal call to arms

muster up some good faith
today and launch your 
lucky charms 
help keep yourself out
from harms way
muster some
instant karma 

--steve fly
Kinkerstraat, Amsterdam. Friday 18th July, 2015. 11:54 A.M