1989 – everything is now – 2017

                                                                Photo by Filipe Almeida via Unsplash

our summer of love:

high on hope, hardcore uproar

remixing our lives

                 *

dance in those muddy tribal fields –

surging acid nights – wild orgasmic waves

entranced, crowdy hazy drums

                   *

all one together

when sunset shades to sunrise – 

stay up forever!

                    *

heaven in a rave

morphing bodies, spaced-out time:

starstruck eternals

                      *

raucous, thrilled and chilled

travellers, mutating beings

stagger on the stars’ stoned threshold

                     *

in love’s euphoria:

kiss our forever lovers –

softcore love hardwired in all of us

                     *

heartbeat to heartbeat

ecstatic, loved-up pulses

– everything is now –


                      freddie omm, summer 1989 & summer 2017

                                                               Photo by Muhammed Fayiz via Unsplash

skim, scan and scroll

nicholas carr, in the shallows, says the internet saps creativity.

by altering neuroplastic highways in our brains, it erodes our memories: thanks to google, we don’t have to remember anything anymore.

it is a sinister form of cortical re-mapping.

for, if creation is combining cognitive fluidity with intuitions and memory, a dependence on surfing is bad for it.

carr’s book is well reviewed by jim holt in the london review of books.