So, this was written sitting in McDonald's having a Big Breakfast. Already things were screwed up (the truck was across town instead of at the U-Haul location that I had to walk past to get to breakfast), even to the extent of McDonald's being out of those little half-and-half containers for the coffee (OK, so I take my "cosmic signs" where I find them). As folks familiar with my writing know, I take some measure of comfort in the Mahabharata's depiction of the battle at Kuruksetra where Prince Arjuna is struck by the horror of the coming battle where it is certain that vast numbers of his extended family (on both sides) will be slaughtered, and is hesitant to allow it to occur. His charioteer is, of course, Krishna, who (in essence) tells him "hey, you're a Warrior ... going to war is your function ... get over it!" ... I have often taken this thread in buying ads for Eschaton or doing promos for my Network Marketing business that I was feeling less than confident in from that general "I'm fucked" standpoint ... i.e. there are a lot of situations where you'd rather not DO what you pretty much HAVE TO do, but if you're going to BE what you ARE you still have to DO them. Thus the references in here.
CAN'T SEE NO KRISNA COMING
from unsteady starts into motion plans already compromised ... is this all that will go wrong now or just the theme becoming clear?
as Arjuna we must face this, a daunting task which now demands our action to obey; we fear its lines, the looming threat, the unknown at each turn
we seek anger as an escape and dread the drift that leads to sleep; but none of this will function here, we must find vectors to unswerving flow
too many myths appear embedded in the grid; we hear the echos of future days unseen or perhaps crosstalk from another path that hopefully won't be the envelope's collapse
and so into this fate we step with fear and doubt and anguished pain, hoping that the funhouse ride will simply exit at the other side with awaiting souvenirs