Bogged down, or: Stability

A ‘Septolet’

Ukrainian forces
Russia's military offensives.

Russian mass mobilization
destabilize Putin's government.


The Septolet is a poem consisting of seven lines containing fourteen words with a break anywhere in between the two parts. Both parts deal with the same thought and create a picture.

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When it comes to partnership, some humans can make their lives alone – it’s possible. But creatively, it’s more like painting: you can’t just use the same colours in every painting. It’s just not an option. You can’t take the same photograph every time and live with art forms with no differences.

Ben Harper (b. 1969)

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21 thoughts on “Bogged down, or: Stability”

  1. Slow, small wars of attrition only win, when folks aren’t paying attention or the costs are low to run – recent developments on many fronts, I”ve seen – waiting to see how it all plays out – for everyone –

      1. yes – it is sad – we are victims of our own success – the minute we became successful enough on any level? we started to think ‘other human’ lives are many and abundant and ‘not like us’ – thus, on many fronts? “Expendable” by anyone who wishes to do what’s best for them and see everyone else as enemy without relief, but not willing, ever, to sacrifice themselves – for humanity – lots of those lil folks running around the planet – sorta like flies – ya know – why do I say such things? Just expressing my thoughts – flies? Um, yeah – I have a fly swatter – and I use it – 😀 Same way I feel about flies is how many humans feel about other humans – no getting around it – ever –

      1. Russian mass mobilization
        destabilize Putin’s government. Right? SO Let the Russians recite the Holy MASS. Which is mass mobilization. And will destabilize Putin’s Government.
        Let the Ruskies say Mass.

    1. It seems to me that things have yet to get worse before they can get better, Abi… Also, it’s entirely possible that if Putin is toppled, he will be replaced by somebody worse 😦

      1. So true, I don’t know what horrors must still have their way, people are so ravaged by violence and torture. Our world is so sick upstairs.
        We don’t know what reptile is laying in wait there in the underbelly. 💔

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