Poem: The Forgiving Ground

The Forgiving Ground

Cast yourself upon the ground,
the forgiving ground,
on the softest place
I’ll be there with you
It is not bad to be lowly
atop the sinking, tickling moss
eye to eye with tiny bluebells
rubbing shoulders with mushrooms
There is softness
We are not unforgiven
This body is good
The sun kisses
and kisses and kisses
The moisture from the light rain
turns to steam
Picking out a gentle prickle
that plucks a chuckle
Laying out full length
Like me, the moss loves love
it is allowed and encouraged
The eagle flying under the day moon
is also here
above the rich breath of trees
It’s not yet the season
for the dragonfly dance,
but there are new buds
We can eat them
and be fed by this day

by ele / Eva L. Elasigue CC-BY 4.0 Creative Commons

Flash: Microhole Quantum Displacement of the Transporter

[This is an abstract of a fictional paper in database on some of the principles behind Star Trek’s transporter; a flash fanfic.]

Title: Microhole Quantum Displacement of the Transporter

Author: Eva L. Elasigue

Abstract: Rather than create one large displacement field, which we have not achieved to this day, instead the transporter is made possible by a 5D fluid grid of quantum entanglement microholes. With the 4th dimension being time, the 5th dimension is intention – namely target, subject, and destination (using 5th-D mechaneurolinguistic programming as defined in the notorious seminal work). The fluid grid enmeshment is a paint-by-numbers energetically living algorithm which communicates firstly with the nervous system, gaining biophysical agreement and certainty of orientation, another 5D variable element.

((CC-BY 4.0 Eva L. Elasigue))

Beta reader #1: Brent Spiner, Data of The Next Generation at San Diego Comic Con 2021 Special Edition
Brent decided to keep it! For fun, these were attached:
A picture with Melinda Snodgrass, Star Trek writer of award-winning Data episode “Measure of a Man.” At her recent book release at Jean Cocteau Theater in Santa Fe NM, December 2019
A mini-print of this new poster art by Brennan Wagner of DC, Grendel, etc.

Poetry/Song: The Grand Narrative w/ Ari Joshua

This is an adaptable poetic lyrics set that I wrote with guitarist-composer Ari Joshua. We delineated, triangulated, and channeled this at The Music Factory in Seattle, WA US in November 2020. This can be played for, interpreted, and re-written. Whatever this might become in any other version or iteration, this is its first pure form, fresh from the mist.

The Grand Narrative

PLANET

perspective of the grounding center
home place encapsulating
coming from a place to be in a space
the where and why and how
flowers bowing, sending love their emissary
filling my vision with color
and grace in the lines of shape
the warm caress of meeting
life in its own place
where I am only what I can be

THE CLIMB

it begins somewhere
I look around
I’m where I am
but there’s somewhere else to be
something that I need
I know that I can get it
so I’m going to go do that
send myself upslope
there’s something to be seen along the way
which may be a point in itself
I’m keeping myself going
with the ache of believing

steps of being and becoming
go along with overrunning
to that fundamental exhaustion
that’s completion of a task

I do it because it’s better than contemplating it
I may as well be on my way

SHATTERING

the tumble of beauty undone
what may have been
that kept us in the dream
no longer what it seemed

that which was not and will never be again
from now on it can only be this way
sharp edges of the breaks
where continuity was lost
scuffs of the descent
the never-swept dust of microscopic shards
knowing it’s coming
watching it fall
carries an almost sweet surrender
in the way it can’t be changed
the wreckage is magnificent
fulfilling by the time it happens

OWN JOYS

rise
Stretch
unfurl
ready for life
when everything is here
that makes me care
sunshine
every tone of light
on the eye on the skin
breathing in
feeling it from within
thrill
rhythm in motion
bring it to another
mind to mind
each to each
we reach a peak
to find the view
and hold it in

LOSS

there’s a having in the losing
once it’s gone it’ll only be that way forever

it’s one way of reaching acceptance, finally
that’s all it could ever be, when it’s done
and then it’s a part of me
only a part of only me
that’s the last thing it can be
before it’s truly gone
like it never even was

and when things go back to never having been
what else might they become?
if anything

is a story real
is a thought something you can feel
what do I really have at all?

something that I had once
is something that I’ll have forever
until its return to never

when it’s really gone, can I even say goodbye?

OTHER WORLDS

looking around
light in the sky
revealing details, expanding
coming to an understanding
finding where a path may lead
within, down, around, up
what there is to give and to create
from the self to the other
growing into being
all that lays within expansive seeing
gentleness in remaining
receptive to the blessings

some things echo harshly
from the marks they’ve left
just standing and knowing
about all this is part
of everything that comes after
savoring the reality of this existence

strange lands scenarios environs habitats biomes realms
this body is home in all of them
all of it home to this body

CC-BY 4.0 ELE / Eva L. Elasigue

Typewriter: Share Your Words at Standing Rock

On Veteran’s Day 2016, I brought my typewriter to Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Reservation.  Bearing a sign reading “SHARE YOUR WORDS”, I carried it with table and chair to different locations: an action gathering point, the communications hill, volunteer table/book stand by the sacred fire, and Grandma’s Kitchen.  All different kinds of people contributed their thoughts and statements throughout the day, resulting in six pages of collective history.

First the images were immediately shared on facebook & imgur, and the text transcriptions were posted on the Share Your Words @ Standing Rock facebook page.  Now that they’re complete, I’m giving them a page on my author site for extra perpetuity.

I would be glad for these pages to have as many homes online as possible.  By all means, repost in part or entirety everywhere and anywhere, to share with related communities and for posterity.  This was a special place in time where many people realized their connections to each other and to the land – we can remember it like this.

The images and words of the 6 pages of Share Your Words at Standing Rock are available to the public under a CC BY 4.0 Attribution license (at bottom).  That means these pages are available to public works for personal, educational, and commercial re-use with attribution to Oceti Sakowin Camp, Standing Rock Reservation.

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Water is Life
for the four legged and the winged ones
for ethr trees
thefrontlines are a web of love and resistance around the globe
iam here for my grandmother and the next 7 generations pa plant only love
The wind salutes us as we gather to make a stand against the pipeline.
Defend the Sacrexd and Honor So vereignty
All My Relitives deserve life
iam here for the anishinawbek and coast salish we are warriors
I am here to stand with the spirit of water, Earth and life. This is our future
death comes to all but great achievements build a monument until the sun grows
cold.ralph waldo emerson

yo whats good evrryoeon. Keep your heart in a good place and reembr wee your from…rememb
remember where yu came from*** We come from the earth and the water. Ahoooh
miigwetch
the shit is fucked Ithink run ota luck just trying tomakeacouple bucks in this unruley
and now I can not think what to do ….
so I start to pray and reasemble the image thatwas givin to me so I suggs to make an e
equal measure and reavaluate the situation we can change we can stop and start
to lead the masses in a beaytiful revalutioan we make surre our homes countnue
gorw and expand this wonderful meaning ful lyfe fuck your language and thank
you ….chans e H Zavalla this was my mind at2.04 nov.11 2016

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Water is Life
for the four legged and winged ones
for the trees
 the frontlines are a web of love and resistance around the globe
I am here for my grandmother and the next 7 generations plant only love
The wind salutes us as we gather to make a stand against the pipeline.
Defend the Sacred and Honor Sovereignty
 All My Relatives deserve life
I am here for the anishinawbek and coast salish we are warriors
 I am here to stand with the spirit of water, Earth and life. This is our future
 “Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument until the sun grows cold.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

Yo what’s good everyone? Keep your heart in a good place and remember where you’re from *** We come from the earth and the water. Aho miigwetch
The shit is fucked, I think I run outta luck just trying to make a couple bucks in this unruly and now I cannot think what to do ….
so I start to pray and reassemble the image that was given to me
 so I suggest we make an equal measure and re-evaluate the situation
 we can change we can stop and start
 to lead the masses in a beautiful revolution
 we make sure our homes continue to grow and expand this wonderful meaningful life
 fuck your language and thank you 
…. chans e H Zavalla 
this was my mind at 2:04 Nov. 11 2016

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Lately ive been pulling grave yard shif working night security and patrolng south gate were all out of redbull but we still have coffee and cigs so thats nice.  Its starting t to get really cold uthe

nat .. at night. te fire barely keeps us warm so we got a prop
propane heater. eing cans of soup an e in amens.
#SouthGaters4Lyfe
#NoDAPL
#WaterIsLife
#DAPLSUCKS

Tonto checking out. Slave Lake Cree,Northwest Territory Canada Son of Jim Thunder
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On behalf of my family and friends in Me xu Mexico , we are with our brothers and sisters and plead no to DAPL, Water is life, agua es vida

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Lately I’ve been pulling graveyard shift working night security and patrolling south gate.
We’re all out of Red Bull but we still have coffee and cigs, so that’s nice. It’s starting to get really cold at night. The fire barely keeps us warm, so we got a propane heater. Eating cans of soup and eating ramen.
#SouthGaters4Lyfe
#NoDAPL
#WaterIsLife
#DAPLSUCKS

Tonto checking out. Slave Lake Cree, Northwest Territory Canada, Son of Jim Thunder
………….
;;;;;;;;;;;;
wwwwww
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.’,8”
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On behalf of my family and friends in Mexico, we are with our brothers and sisters and plead no to DAPL, Water is life, agua es vida.

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11/11 2016

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m y nam e i
my na me i s
vvalente and my fri end is cald aubyn.and we are friends

a dnn a n and forever.valente is from california and aubyn is f
and aubyn is from vn o vancover washington . /?? ? ??? ?

ow is he time more than ever to stand up for what is righ t not what is l
oil is for the rocket ship we use to find water in the unverse.
e hello my name is sandbagger i have come here to share t he work load in the
flood of misinformation. our oceans re rising. and so are our people.
as confusion is generated within modern mediaw we must find it within
ourselves to be critic al of its source. just as I have om come here with
questions, i am finding a part of myself that has been asleep, this part of me
that i was unaware was asleep,is now awake. Awake with all people. there is
no division here.it is nothing ubut toghterness under one mission. a
a mission to stand up for ourmother. mother earth -alex a aman of sandbagern wa

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11/11 2016

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My name is Valente and my friend is called Aubyn. And we are friends
forever. Valente is from California, and Aubyn is from Vancouver Washington.

Now is the time more than ever to stand up for what is right, not what is …
Oil is for the rocket ship we use to find water in the universe.

Hello, my name is Sandbagger. I have come here to share the work load in the
flood of misinformation. Our oceans are rising. And so are our people.
Confusion is generated within modern media, we must find it within
ourselves to be critical of its source. Just as I have come here with
questions, I am finding a part of myself that has been asleep. This part of me
that I was unaware was asleep, is now awake. Awake with all people. There is
no division here. It is nothing but togetherness under one mission.
A mission to stand up for our mother. Mother earth
– Alex, a man of Sandbagger WA

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11/11 2016

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so far i have been ehre for over two mns , i have o sa is is my re
s is my real home, wit my real family an love of my life w att
aho from sandi o k

us … we k f sp
liy told m e to writ  t  s
hey my name is alaina rousseau/aliyah rousseau thx uu

ar lifeisvery proud to hav e meaning to it. my name is Liliaa LeBeau and yo

…. The best frybread is at Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannonball, ND… Dineh style.
…..

many blessings & prayers to water protectors.  Water is life.

l
llo my name is soli t mos v  l r  dis n t o i k o g n s a i n  hnk u t

h
ate ifli t
the solidarity is so substancialit has moved me… amazing… beautiful

proud to stand with good people  Blessings, Respect

courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to move through fear.
we are love, we are one, and we are here to reclaim this love, this unity.
reawaken the feminine.

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So far I have been here for over two months.  I have to say this
is my real home, with my real family and love of my life Wyatt.
Aho from Sandi OK

Us …
Lily told me to write this
Hey my name is Alaina Rousseau / Aliyah Rousseau Thx U

Our life is very proud to have meaning to it.  My name is Liliana LeBeau and you…

…. The best frybread is at Oceti Sakowin Camp in Cannonball, ND… Dineh style.
…..

Many blessings & prayers to water protectors.  Water is life.

Hello, my name is Soli  … …

The Solidarity is so substantial, it has moved me… amazing… beautiful.

Proud to stand with good people.  Blessings, Respect.

Courage is not the absence of fear, but the ability to move through fear.
We are love, we are one, and we are here to reclaim this love, this unity.
Reawaken the feminine.

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[[[ page 5 verbatim transcription. On this page, I typed for Kola Manny’s dictation. ]]]

11/11 2016

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I come from Sitting Bull’s people. I carry the name Sitting Bull. People call me Kola Manny. But my real name is Emanuel Red Bear, and I am from South Dakota. I’m a high school teacher and a college professor of Lakota culture and history. My thoughts are that the people that are standing on the frontline of this cause are the true warriors, because they are protecting a way of life, protecting the water.

We’re here to stop the self-sabotage of our species.))

To me, veteran’s day means that our people have been assimilated and acculturated to serve Uncle Sam, foreign and domestic. They could attack us here if they want. The National Guard are going against us. We are the true warriors.

11/11 Honar G. Rifleman USMC D.Rodgers

my name is mary richardson i am turtlemountain chippewa and hillbilly. i am grateful for the opportunity to help the Standing Rock SiouxNation, m my native relatives, and my human and all species relatives. I believe most peopl are god good and generous and are just waiting for a chance to help others . they just need to be shown how to help.

11/11/2016

The power of love isa fire
The earth is my Mother
prayer is the answer while we stand together
mni wiconi

Frm
From Her comes the Life
with help from Above
Through darkness, the light
shin es forth with the Love
Creation Divine, the mind led astray
So clearly defined, its time to repay
Oh Give Thanks to the Mother
debts we owe
Forget not the Father
Power that Flows
Love for the Mother

[[[ page 5 edited transcription. Myself as typist for Kola Manny’s account. ]]]

11/11 2016

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I come from Sitting Bull’s people.  I carry the name Sitting Bull. People call me Kola Manny. But my real name is Emanuel Red Bear, and I am from South Dakota. I’m a high school teacher and a college professor of Lakota culture and history. My thoughts are that the people that are standing on the frontline of this cause are the true warriors, because they are protecting a way of life, protecting the water.

(We’re here to stop the self-sabotage of our species.)

To me, veteran’s day means that our people have been assimilated and acculturated to serve Uncle Sam, foreign and domestic. They could attack us here if they want. The National Guard are going against us. We are the true warriors.

11/11 Honor G. Rifleman USMC D.Rodgers

My name is Mary Richardson. I am Turtle Mountain Chippewa and hillbilly. I am grateful for the opportunity to help the Standing Rock Sioux Nation, my native relatives, and my human and all species relatives. I believe most people are good and generous and are just waiting for a chance to help others. They just need to be shown how to help.

11/11/2016

The power of love is a fire
The earth is my Mother
prayer is the answer while we stand together
mni wiconi

From Her comes the Life
with help from Above
Through darkness, the light
shines forth with the Love
Creation Divine, the mind led astray
So clearly defined, it’s time to repay
Oh Give Thanks to the Mother
debts we owe
Forget no the Father
Power that Flows
Love for The Mother

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I hitched aride from Milwaukee to Standing Rock with an alien conspiracy theorist. He was quite nice but halfway through the trip he launched into a several hour l ong rant about the three types of aliens that have infiltrated Earth.: the insectoids, the lizardpeople., and the grays. the grays arr the most aggressive; they’ve been kidnapping Americans for over a century for fertility experiments and the government looks the other way because of a covert agreement with the Eisenhaur

administration. In exchange, the aliens give the government advanced military te chnology. Humans were created as an agricultural experiment by aliens from Sirius. I missed a good bit of the story because, not wanting to vocalize my doubts, I zon ed out.  We later were pulled over because he was driving 28 miles over the speed limit.

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I hitched a ride from Milwaukee to Standing Rock with an alien conspiracy theorist. He was quite nice, but halfway through the trip he launched into a several hour long rant about the three types of aliens that have infiltrated Earth: the insectoids, the lizard people, and the grays.  The grays are the most aggressive; they’ve been kidnapping Americans for over a century for fertility experiments, and the government looks the other way because of a covert agreement with the Eisenhower administration.  In exchange, the aliens give the government advanced military technology.  Humans were created as an agricultural experiment by aliens from Sirius.  I missed a good bit of the story because, not wanting to vocalize my doubts, I zoned out.  We later were pulled over because he was driving 28 miles over the speed limit.

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[somewhat edited transcript:]

Barter Faire 2016
too far and then back again
If I’m going to go on then I’ve got to step across this gate

into a different time and place, a sentimental cozysplace

jacket… lavish layers of mulch
those of similar name in similar circles
something
anything    sailor boreen

return
return
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my birthday is april 17th    I like you    555    I love you    red umblack

a good day abcd e f g h i j kk l m n o p rstuvwxyz

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[This work was collectively produced under optional anonymity, as hosted by Eva L. Elasigue & Primal Spiral.]

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