Socrates sez We're each a part Of one broken being That yearns to be reunited. But take it from me, pal, Merging with the Opposite Other Is no picnic.
She's neat and you're messy Wants sex when you don't. She's plain and you're dressy Hangs out where you won't.
You don't really want a soul mate She's all and everything you're not You don't really need a soul mate How about a tetanus shot Instead?
Compared to joining with my soul mate I would pick a firing squad Making love to such a creature Would be a lot like fucking God.
You don't really want a soul mate She's all and everything you're not You don't really need a soul mate How about a shot of bot- ulinus neurotoxin instead?
You're on time and She's on acid None of you has half a clue What the other feels is sacred What the other thinks is rude.
You don't really want a soul mate She's all and everything you're not You don't really need a soul mate But She's the Reality you've got.
Face it, bozo, You're addicted Can't exist without Her touch Love Her like the Earth loves Sunlight Yearning for Her much too much. A dangerous treasure: What's your pleasure? To sit alone and masturbate Or lift the phone and call your mate?
Hello, dear, I miss you, see? Feels like You're part of me.
Prolific local author and thinker Robert Anton Wilson died ten years ago at his home in Capitola, CA. I was one of the many friends who participated in Bob's hospice-assisted passage into the next realm and one of the celebrants at the fabulous Wilson Wake held at the Coconut Grove on the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Ten years after his death, Friends of Bob convened RAW Day at the Santa Cruz Arts & History Museum, recorded the proceedings and made the videos available here at the RAW Trust Site which is also busy editing and publishing Bob's literary works in original new formats.
Among the various presenters on RAW Day at the Santa Cruz Museum were R. U. Sirius, co-founder of the Berkeley-based pioneering cyber-psychedelic magazine MONDO 2000, Richard Rasa, head of the publication arm of the RAW Trust, Adam Golightly, Discordian Historian, Erik Davis, author of The Visionary State and Christina Pearson, Bob's oldest daughter. Holding the proceedings together was the hyperenergetic British MC, Daisy Eris Campbell, whose father directed Illuminatus! while she later directed Cosmic Trigger, two big British theatrical productions based on the works of Robert Anton Wilson. The participants at RAW Day included many famous Santa Cruzites, notably Valerie Corrall, David Jay Brown and Suzie Wouk.
For reasons unknown, Doctor Jabir was chosen to open the festivities. In my five minutes I proceeded to tell the story of how I first met Bob and his red-headed Irish wife Arlen; the tale of something Bob stole from me; and a poem on creativity called Kiss My Bare Art -- all captured on video by Daisy Eris.
And sure as sin, Bob Wilson, tonight after uploadin' this wee post, I'll be drinkin' a Guinness in yer honor and hummin' Danny Boy.
Physicist, author, father, explorer. NICK HERBERT is the author of three popular physics books Quantum Reality, Faster Than Light and Elemental Mind. He played a prominent oart in the early Boulder Creek BistroScene poetry movement which resulted in two chapbooks Physics on All Fours and Harlot Nature. Nick was the Fringe Science editor for Berkeley-based Mondo 2000 and is featured in David Jay Brown's Mavericks of the Mind and David Kaiser's How the Hippies Saved Physics.