Ascension To Alchemist: I

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I woke up one morning
        & I knew
I was thunder & lightning.
My blood was the ghosts
    of every rattlesnake ever lived.
My eyes flashed a vicious clarity
     & knew the meaning of every dance.
I walked to the farthest waterfall
      & washed the dust of civilization
Scraped my back against the sky
       shed the skin of mankind,
Threw my bones in the river one by one
        & invisible,
         I stole the secrets of the gods.

  I laughed,
                  & they ran for the hills.

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I'm best known as an artist and designer. Relaxing makes me tense, so I tend to put in a lot of hours on diverse projects.

Before becoming a visual artist, I spent 15 years as a poet. I studied poetry at Interlochen Arts Academy, Naropa, Stone Circle and on the streets. I performed my work for years at Stone Circle, solo shows, poetry readings, and at Lollapalooza in 1996.

I still write poems, but only if I can make them fit the constraints ofTwitter.

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