Social Contemplation

By Benjamin Grossman and Cassa Bassa

In rainy March
I long for a
philosophical whisper over tea
The smell of possibility permeating
Your gaze an infusion of heaven

Barely we know where we are
Yet we know where we’re going
With some echo of curiosity
On a bed of uncertainty
I inhale your essence
Drink in your presence
Only we temper the inner warmth
Steeped in each other

Rain is threading through each whisper
Tea left unrequited and cold
In the company of drizzling rain

(This is part of a collaborative poetic effort between myself and Cassa Bassa. Make sure you check out her blog by visiting Flicker Of Thoughts.)

Taboo-Artist #3: Prince

Created a new sound*
While embracing an androgynous style
Then: changed his name
To an unpronounceable symbol
Enough said.

*The “Minneapolis sound” really highlighted synthesizers and the drum machine and transformed the sound of music forever. Prince was a true musical genius (talented and hard-working), who only did things one way: his way.

On Discovering

Life is about push                        and pull
Give                                                and take
Though perhaps the key
Isn’t to live above it
But rather to figure out
A way to live in-between