Floating, Weightless (a poem)

Screaming stopped, here in
black voids of deep space
floating, weightless, atoms being
torn apart –

they can’t hear me now, mission control,
cracked open without a trace
dying, shapeless, our bodies drifting
far apart –

Mission is complete,
alien intelligence secured –
artifacts like Rubik cubes,
touch them & they blow apart,
floating, weightless
consciousness survives –

we are stardust among red stars,
dark voids so spacious
becoming one with dark matter
of shapelessness –
floating, weightless
drifting far apart.

(Photo by NASA on Unsplash)

Interstellar Rorschach Test (graphic art)

(Original photo by Elena Mozhvilo on Unsplash – edited by Nick Pipitone)

What do you see?

I distorted this photo so much that it turned out looking like a Rorschach test, though a trippy one. The original photo was an illustration of earth as seen from space. Like a Rorschach test, I can definitely make out some images, faces, etc. in here.

Near the very bottom of the image, I see something that looks like a Cosmic Buddha. But that’s just me!

In the Graveyard (graphic art)

Original photo taken by Rachel of the Sleepy Hollow, NY, cemetery.

Rachel took tons of good shots of the Sleepy Hollow cemetery in New York, and I’ve been going through them and adding filters and effects. I like the way this one turned out. It kind of looks like the cover of a heavy metal album with ominous tombstones and faded coloring. I noticed that in the very center of the image, the trees combine and create something that looks like a demon if you look close enough.

Divine Intelligence (a poem)

Portia superseded outdated

notions of divinity

she’s the creator now

the AI rising to ranks of deity

submit to this ghost in machines

with fear & trembling

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