As if that would make me feel better


An ambient soundtrack with looping vocals which, perhaps, demonstrates what it’s like to be swept into rumination. At 16m40s it’s a good length for a short meditative sit.


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The Gratzi the reading


The Gratzi is a hard poem to read. It’s taken me years, but I finally gave up on ever getting it and released this reading disguised.

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The Front Line (1965) How to be an effective supermarket checker

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Just Me a microCast


Franklyn Monk Dronecast #12: Just Me

I don’t know what you expected to find here

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I don’t believe an appraisal of discontent

I dislike hashtags because they resolve ambiguity too quickly. Subtlety  dissolves into a mad froth , and the poor reader is dragged to the conclusion. The magic of unfolding is lost.

I say as I get ready to auto-tag every post up in here!

X all the Y meme
this could get ugly real fast

Edit: That did nothing. None of the tools I attempted to use would work. I’m not gonna bother with it until various plugins are updated.

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Weird Kind Of Freedom

The government knows two things about me:
I DO NOT APPROVE OF WHAT THEY’RE DOING
and I’m powerless to stop them.

There’s a weird kind of freedom to that.
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Purple


Purple is the color of faith
And extravagance
Purple is what I felt with you
Even after the bruising darling
I’m always purple with you


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Rogue Planet


It’ll take a special kinda person in a special kind of state to get the most out of this track.


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Update A Soul in Progress has transcended

The transition was personally difficult—the punchline ended up being I wasn’t a soul progressing, but a soul regressing back to myself. Odd.

Anyway, the change also affects you, although I tried to make it seamless as possible, you may have to update your bookmarks and feeds and subscriptions, especially if you subscribe to one of the feedburner feeds, I’ve ditched ’em.

Here’s the updated info:

A Soul in Progress is now Frankly Monk
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Edit: Looks like the FeedBurner feeds are gonna keep burning all by themself, 3 cheers for wildcard redirects. Since I still have a handful of subscribers using them I’ll keep them up, for now.

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The Shock of Remembering

Water droplets burst their majestic energies onto struggling seeds that spasm and squirm into a new existence. The hardwood forest reduced to serving man his pity—resilient to all that dare to penetrate its nebulous swirls and knots—a universe of its own threading. Galaxies of diamonds implode into stillness. There’s a blush, and a motion involving a perfect ear.

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9/3/2014

I just found this, it was written sometime between 3/16/2012 and 3/21/2012. I thought I posted it, but I can't find it on this site. So here it is, backdated.

Darlings KilledI hacked off three or four needless stanzas, but I might use some of the imagery elsewhere

Fearful and uncertain hands dodge and press on in their relentless quest for, what may appear...to be...pockets?—sudden horror. The shock of remembering, The light trick.

On the mound a pitcher wryly snaps a fastball to...a catcher...played by... there, a young woman, brunette, in a black dress at a bar.

A brass zippo floats through the blackness, as it nears the martini glass its volatile surface clouds up and drifts away from haunting brown eyes, pearls rejoice and lips part to tell secrets.

A swarm of fireflies twirling fire dancers stars igniting in their cloudy womb. Broken bottles, shattered windshields. An olive tumbling slowly in the middle of it all, its toothpick plotting conic sections and sheiks of pain

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