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Sunday, February 19, 2017

ALCHEMY: the anatomy of revolution

hybrid spirits realign--crafting plans and reading minds...rebels fight and percolate--arming shields with platinum plates...gaga strikes while banksy flies--systems change when graf-heads write...cylon powers reemerge--disparate traditions reconverge...prophecy and chemistry--artistry and alchemy...ministry that never sleeps builds an altar rooted deep...our universe is vast but bounded...our resistance evolves--fierce and grounded...oppressive patters are branded black--in hearts and minds--in law and fact...the sun gives life--water restores...the earth is our mother--sacred fire is our sword...the anarchist imagination runs like a river to the soul...the marxist matrix re-examined, transformed by new words...we need street fighters and street artists--we need analysis sharp as steel...our rebellion must live in the moment--keeping it lit--keeping it real...the future of the future will still contain the past...the legacy of revolutions shows that time goes slow--then goes fast...we are living through a historic crossroads--between diametrically opposed visions for our world...we fight the threat of fascism--we fight for all that's sacred--for karmic rebirth...there are barricades to build--and toxic patterns to be conquered...a polylingual phoenix is rising--from the ashes--cosmically powered...sweet dreams to our growing army--seduce the angels of light and life...spirits bless our growing resistance with a gaze that pierces the dark of night

Saturday, February 4, 2017


my eyes were first met by visions when i was 24...psychic angels connecting smoke and light--earth, body, and sky...floridly manic i flew through central park imagining myself as a primal hunter gatherer...i felt time slow then accelerate--i felt my power...i imagined a destiny beyond time--beyond the parameters of our earthly condition...i felt an all encompassing strength--both subterranean and cosmic--in every sinew of muscle along my spine...i knew there had to be other aspiring jedi among us but i didn't really know where to look...diagnosed two years and several arrests later as manic depressive i felt sudden kinship with many in my mother's mother harriet--dead by suicide before i was father's sister and a growing handful of my organizing and activism i found support--ways of channeling energy and insight into relationships and movement...we must inquire as a species about the double-edged character of psychosocial instability--about the reckoning with mental health and the demons of mental illness...if these beasts were only malignant pathology natural selection would have rooted them out generations ago...but the ailments carouse and multiply...psychiatry's bible--the diagnostic and statistical manual--grows fatter with every passing decade...and there is a documented host of phenomenally creative intelligent and inspired individuals who have had profound impact on our world while living with a diagnosis...i grow more and more convinced there is cosmic truth in most of our visions...the din of voices clamoring in the heads of those living with schizophrenia may be divine whispers guiding our troubled species towards greater connection with alternate realities...we are x-men--mutants arising to destroy the matrix...we are the freemen of dune working for the overthrow of our newly anointed and brown--queer and trans--claiming power and taking space...on reflection it occurs to me that all of our great prophets would be confined to psych wards or imprisoned if they were alive today...what but the seismic force of mania could convince a rational human that they had seen angels or gods who demanded that they speak their truths to the world...our understanding of the brain is still in its infancy...our species must evolve or it will die...we are faced with cataclysmic politics...our economic and social system is on a perilous collision course with the fundamental equilibria demanded by out planet...resistance is growing but the road ahead will be long and hard...psychosocial crisis--pervasive anxiety fear and depression--emanate from the crucible of our existential dillemna...breathe deep and meditate--find your power and copulate...let the flames of rebellion build hope pride and comradery in the face of a proto-nazi regime...i have travelled through chaos and despair--love and heartbreak--flirted with the menacing cliff of suicide...but i have always listened and learned...there are forces in our universe that can embolden us to build a future shaped by love--grounded in solidarity--and permeated by justice...breathe deep and feel the power of your inner god--breathe out and feel the energy connecting your mind to the sun moon and stars...we are not alone in this universe--and if we claim our social and spiritual power we can still win...its been thirteen years since my first manic episode and i am still processing its lessons...let us eradicate the stigma that keeps us from crafting solutions to our collective pain...time is short--we evolve and resist--reimagining revolution and rebuilding social power--if we fail there will be no future for our race on this earth...we need the visionary optimism of the will paired with the sober pessimism of the intellect...destiny awaits--and the revenge of history could be a new dawn of possibility for the human imagination
--BYPO PHOENIX c)2016 >>> primary image by Favianna Rodriguez: @favianna >>

Thursday, February 2, 2017

PROPHECY: anthem of resistance

amidst the specter of apocalypse--resistance is seething...people are moving--the planet is breathing...prophets of old meet prophets of rage...flames of rebellion challenge forces of hate...abrahamic creeds meet koranic texts--addicting us to speed--hypnotized by breath...the stakes are ferociously high--our place on earth is at stake...we must live to fight and defy this burgeoning fascist state...prophecy is righteous, noble, and pure--our roots must reach deep into the bowels of the earth...the buddha found nirvana--brahma and vishnu brought one another into being...we must find new ways to organize--we must find new ways of seeing...the flame of resistance burns hard, fast, and long--we must fuel it with oxygen and sing our freedom songs...apocalypse is here in this wretched cabinet of death--in this ban on muslim immigrants--in this vicious border your inner prophet and find your noble truth--we must build a cosmic army--polylingual, fly, and bulletproof

Wednesday, January 25, 2017


ancient truths and sacred paths...mold our psychic karmic map...serve the earth--gaze at stars...feel your spirit--play your part...we come in peace--armed with love...standing strong against proto-fascist thugs...polylingual human transcendant power--new ways of and brown--white and red...we heed ancestors--bodies gone but never dead...evolution brought us to this place...a race against time--a dance with fate...our destiny is to live proud and free...a classless future--a chance to breathe...while fires burn at standing rock...we take a stand--facing riot cops....this could be our dawn--or a viscous nightmare...may our spirits grow strong--let our chants fill the air...evolve or die--the pixies say...revolutions come when armies give way...we are rebels in to fight--here to shut it down...this sacred work demands all that we have...water is life--and oil is death...our minds are evolving--so stimulated...our brains rewired--reintegrated...the path we tread shines bright with love...our strength deep rooted--our power above...arise ye rebels of babylon...forge a new future--sing a sacred song

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


gods of fire—lords of light…feel the power deep inside…reacting to the mystic flames…crafting art---rewriting names…fueled by wax and gasoline…fueled by speed and nicotine…cosmic input—manic dreams…solar power breeds mutant creeds…light reflected and refracted…meets the eye of karma’s master…insight flows through noble veins…angelic visions—evolving strains…psychic power and social pain…fuel rebellion—forge new blades… queer and trans—gay and straight…sex is sacred—love trumps hate…find your strength deep within…hypnotized by oxygen…build the power to fight and win…rewrite the rules that cage us in…seek support from those you trust…neurons fire—love meets lust…sacred truths find us at night…in the flames and in our minds…gods of fire—spirits of life…fuel rebellion—bring truth to light

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

REST IN POWER: a karmic force awakens

sister carrie—brother george… gone too soon—traumatic scourge…pop culture icons—speaking truth…proclaiming faith—freedom’s root…a force awakens—deep inside…jedis evolve—within our minds…cosmic power—psychic pain…self-medication is longevity’s bane…we need their powers to battle the SITH…who will claim the throne—threatening planetary death…armed with love—fueled by rage…we will build a rebellion—sleek, fly, and inflamed…you lived your lives—with grace and pride… wrestled with demons—of heart, soul, and mind…bipolar carrie—troubled george…your presence will be missed—but your work will live on…rest in power—rest in peace…fallen angels you are—your genius flies free

Monday, December 26, 2016


love and rage—hope and pain…branding fame—transforming shame…the show goes on—the struggle rebuilds…superstars transcend—armed with fire and shields…circle A’s and branded B’s—mark turf in DC…aspiration is burning—a people yearning to breathe free…queer pride and trans-flair—migrant rights and black power…we destroy and rebuild—insurgents rising at ungodly hours…the climate crisis is now—nuclear war is a threat—no room for collaboration with trump’s resurgent cult of death…the time for action is now—time to build power to transform…the embers of capitalist decay—breed a revolutionary storm…clad in black we will rise—styled like vixens of cylon breed…keffiyas and balaklavas draped like regal accessories…anarchy is order—a new world within our hearts…revolutionaries rise—a subterranean fire awaits a cosmic match
--BYPO PHOENIX c)2016 "Anarchy is Order" design by PKRO >>

Wednesday, December 14, 2016


love is pain--branded black--across your soul--across your back... eyes so blue--so dangerous--suggesting love--inducing lust... damaged beauty--like icarus--your brain a slave--to angel dust... janus faced--you led me on--i did my best--you did me wrong --BYPO PHOENIX c)2016

Friday, December 9, 2016


resurgent bigotry demands insurgent solidarity... queers without fear--rising proud far and near... ancient rites--modern pride... burning bright--deep inside... queer power--riot porn... this is the hour--queer jihad arise reborn... burning embers from stonewall... gave birth to rainbow flags... trump's apartheid wall--torn down by troops of proud migrants, dykes, and fags... queer jihad--a global struggle for liberation--classwar babydolls--from insurgency to revolution --BYPO PHOENIX c)2016

Friday, November 25, 2016


from genocide to echocide--as protest mounts big oil lies--pipelines through sacred ground--threaten rivers--threaten lives--hordes of thugs in riot gear--unleash their dogs--react with fear--water cannons in freezing air--threaten death to tribal seers--from little rock to standing rock--the arc of justice never stops--climate change is here and how--insurgents rise--loud and proud--millions reject the president elect--indigenous tribes demand respect--climate denial fuels profiteering--trump is a liar and rebellion is seething--this echocide is a racist crime--pipeline builders eye the bottom line-- as a people our nation must rise--solidarity with the tribes who fight for their lives--climate justice amplified--unite the fight to stop the right--standing rock is a battle ground--where attack dogs are sicked on hope and pride--unite to stop this genocide--empires fall when movements rise