Dancing with the Asterisms


John David Duke Jr

David was begotten and conceived in the ordinary way in the middle of 1972, possibly on his father's birthday. Since then, it's been an unremarkable go, except for the time his dad took him to help disarm a Choctaw woman who was shooting at her mother with a rifle.

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  1. Avatar North

    Well done, poetry in essay format.

    There is no contest. The utter, yawning, incomprehensible, mind melting vastness of the cosmos that we now know is emptier, colder, crueler and yet more utterly indifferent to us than the one our distant ancestors could ever have imagined in their most sweat soaked howling nightmares. This endless vacuum has only one virtue that sets it incontestably above the meaning laden Asterisms it supplanted; it is real and they are false.

    The Hindu said “A hidden truth supports everything, find it and win.” Tiny as the truth of our universe makes it it still remains true. We must confront it, else victory will elude us.Report

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    […] purpose. Six weeks after October 1st will bring out the big guns, whose purpose is frightening. We are putting on the mantle of Orion, the ancient hunter, to trample the empty places between the civilized places, and the barbarian […]Report

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