Saturday, August 15, 2015

Are We Betting on Breaking Even or Betting to Win?

Winners Don't Quit
by Rachel Hoyt

No fear.
The end's not here.
We'll fix it tomorrow.
One more bet, then no more sorrow.
All clear.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

We are gambling with the environment and economy every day.
The question is, are the bets we're making ones that show promise to pay?
In my opinion, these headlines mean the answer is obviously, "No way!"

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Saturday, August 8, 2015

How the Brain Perceives Time

Tick Tock Cacophony
by Rachel Hoyt

The ticks click by quick
as the tocks slowly knock,
then slick as a trick,
they meet up at the dock -
one moment, one prick,
a single time block.

The trick is quite slick -
all ad hocs turned flock,
while still ticking ticks
and chock full of tocks -
the tune coos and clicks
as time turns the clocks.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by brain timing research which
found there are many internal clocks from which our experience is stitched.

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Saturday, August 1, 2015

What Does Your Brain Say When You're Feeling Depressed?

Blooming Thoughts
by Rachel Hoyt

You're such a late bloomer
you may never bloom.
You think like no other.
You're prob'ly a loon.
You haven't kept up with
the Joneses or Smiths.
You reach for the stars
and chase after myths.
Why can't you just accept
your way's not the way?
Perhaps, if you did then
I would go away.

I'm sorry, but I think
my ship's yet to sail.
My journey's quite complex,
but has yet to fail.
No matter what Jones or Smiths think
I'll fight on.
We agree on one thing:
one day, you'll be gone.

 Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by a study of depression
and how ruminations can lead to further regression.