Head of the Serpent…

‘Where did all the terrorists go?’

France & Vincent

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2001 – ‘War on Terror’

2020 – ‘War on Coronavirus’

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There is an old adage that if you chop off the tail of a snake,

the head will turn around and bite you,

but if you chop off its head,

then the tail has nowhere to go.

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The symbol of the ouroborus

is one that is closely associated with the Royal Art of Alchemy.

It can be utilised to illustrate many of the numerous processes

encountered when treading the Royal Path.

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The Alchemical Art is both a praticum and a meditation.

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By running the stages of an event over and over in the mind,

the extraneous details fall away to leave the salient points,

which can then be amalgamated into the real gist of any occurrence.

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Nineteen years is a Sun Cycle.

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‘Where did all the terrorists go?’

‘The coronavirus ate…

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Unfettered liberate

TheFeatheredSleep – Deep discontent

TheFeatheredSleep

lesbian picThere’s a place in me

despite it all

where contentment lies

fragile

a guttural home

of solace and loathing both

for joy

not found where others

locate easement and meaning

you will not discover me

spearing a whale or

circumferencing your fattened

demand to chain my needs

for more than this routine of

sorrow.

Indeed it will be likely,

on Tuesday you find me

supping with strangers

libation undulating in my wine

blotting out focus

lighting humor’s wick

on Thursday just as likely

the ledge and its cold

grey slate, quivering beneath

my teetering weight

as I rinse myself beneath falling rain

and the impulse to let go.

This is the clatter of a discontent soul

made such from before recollection

no excuse, no explanation,

sometimes in mendacity

surviving without living, only

able to get that far, past and future

not present tense, as if vaporized

an empty window with…

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Unpacking Donald Trump’s Psychopathology

LuckyOtter – The disorder in the Oval Office (and beyond)

Lucky Otters Haven

trump-mentally-ill

Although Donald Trump does not have an official diagnosis of a personality disorder, many mental health experts believe him to have some combination of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Antisocial Personality Disorder (sociopathy), and Paranoid Personality Disorder.  When these disorders appear together in the same person, we call it malignant narcissism.

Malignant narcissism is different from garden variety NPD in that, due to the presence of ASPD, the person very often has a blatant disregard for the law or the rights of others. There is also an element of paranoia, which lends itself to a toxic belief in conspiracy theories and a belief everyone is against them. The malignant narcissist will often seek retribution or revenge on others they believe have wronged them.   Often, they are sadistic and actually enjoy inflicting pain on others (I believe Trump is one of these).  Garden variety narcissists are toxic and usually unpleasant to be around…

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Who is the _____ for?

O Society takes up a question I posed.

O Society

by O Society May 5, 2020

One of our O Society people called Bob of Cabbages and Kings comments:

There is a question theories and ideologies of politics, economics, and policy only pretend to answer, or worse, lie about. It is a fill in the blank kind of question; “Who is the _________ for?”

Fill it in with “economy”, “election”, “safety net”, “welfare”, “medical system”, etc., and then look at what is really happening, and who are the winners and losers, and the invisible forgotten. Then, you will know.

The already broken is revealed and the fragile is shattered.

Bob’s question “Who is the ____ for?” is a specific formulation of the general question “Cui bono?” or in plain English, “Who benefits?”

The general question is typically answered with an imperative to “Follow the Money.” But what do we find when we follow the money specifically?…

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The box holding the sea

TheFeatheredSleep – No true goodbyes

TheFeatheredSleep

man and woman hugging each other Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com

Goodbye

was said in the early hours

all of us bleary eyed and trying

not to reveal how we really felt

for there is no way, no way at all

for true goodbyes.

His golden head and the missing cat

harbingers of things to come

none of us could fathom back then

for then he worked among flowers in Columbia Road

where for his labors, he fantasized a life of being

a garden designer of small, expensive, London flats

all walled in with Victorian crimp, longing to be rendered

Japanese, Drought-Resistant or Minimalist.

He slept with a girl called Candida, 25 years his senior

with a fat address book of horticultural leads

these things seemed then, necessary and normal

like the broken flowers fallen from their stem

at the end of a days market where people

trod over them when hours before

they emptied their…

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May Links (delayed)

Pattimouse has lots of links

Pattimouse

First off… Two preorder links to start with. http://Www.books2read.com/throughthesunshine & http://www.books2read.com/poeticreminders

==============================Books I was involved in Editing /publishing:

Under the Mists:
(www.books2read.com/underthemists)

Faery Footprints
(www.books2read.com/faeryfootprints)

My main links :
Come see me on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/pattimouse)

my author page on Amazon
(https://www.amazon.com/Patricia-Harris/e/B012U5ZRD2)

My storenvy store
(https://www.storenvy.com/stores/1172892-serenity-studios-ooak)

My books:

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A Pocketful of Poetry
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Creative Juices
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word play
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Sacks of Wit
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Pip the Pup
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Bedtime Tales I:
The Teddy Bear Picnic
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01CZK88NS

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/1530569826/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_.dQbCbA64VKQZ

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Bedtime Tales II: The Princess Lost
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Life Drops
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Wayward Dreams
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We Live in a Failed State

The already broken is revealed and the fragile is shattered.

O Society

The Coronavirus did not break America. It simply made it impossible for Americans to continue to look away from the real state of things

by George Packer edited by O Society May 3, 2020

When the virus came here, it found a country with serious underlying conditions, and it exploited them ruthlessly. Chronic ills —a corrupt political class, a sclerotic bureaucracy, a heartless economy, a divided and distracted public— gone untreated for four decades.

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We had learned to live, uncomfortably, with the symptoms. It took the scale and intimacy of a pandemic to expose their severity—to shock the average American with the recognition we are in the high-risk category.

The crisis demanded a response swift, rational, and collective. The United States reacted instead like Pakistan or Belarus—like a country with shoddy infrastructure and a dysfunctional governmentwhose leaders were too corrupt and/or incompetent to head off mass suffering.

65392934_1192612070908772_3577948481895006208_nIntelligence report…

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