A meditation on the structure of a punch

there’s a moment
almost immeasurable
when the heart rate increases
breathing becomes shallow
muscles tense
the eyes narrow in
a foot pivots
hips rotate
an arm extends
like a piston in
an engine at top dead center
that one connects with another
its damn near spiritual
bells ring
stars flash
and the chin music
is at full blast
this instant
is a zenith of higher existence
a transcending actualization
of objective truth
and one helluva lesson
in physics

-JG

Heavy snow, gray skies, and getting hit by a pickup truck

i need not be subjugated
by your moral prescriptions
or insults hurled from
your own projected inadequacies
they are merely illusions
based off of your
subjective reality
i exercise my beast
and my will to power
is much stronger than yours
i stand on a mountain of skeletons
of those who have fallen before me
but i know
that i will eventually
add to that altitude
and be the skeleton
under the foot of another
that is mightier
that is right
for now
i will continue to climb that mountain
and face reality as it is
and adapt to it as i am
because there is not
a universal truth
that will lead society
in a utopia
it is but a myth
an abstraction of distracted minds
propagated by bullet point philosophies
social media trends
and pop-culture materialism
all to remove the fear
of the unknown

-JG