The Run Down

Thursday, December 27, 2007

More Free books

As I mentioned before I'm giving away some free books. I've updated the list so get at me at if any of these books catch your eye.

-Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals
-Diet for a Small Planet
-Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America (these are HETERODOXIC communitie: the Druze, the Moorish Science Temple, York's peoples, etc)
-The Occult Conspiracy (really deals with secret societies throughout the ages)
-Abraham's Legacy: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Reality
-The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla
-The Chalice and the Blade
-Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies: Black Images and Their Influence on Culture
-Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature
-Instant Zen, 10,000 Ways
-Complete Idiots guide to Astrology
-Dummies guide to Astrology
-The Legends of the Jews
-Essential Sufism
-Blacks in Science: Ancient and Modern


Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Monsoon season pt II

Pinky Rings and Pulpits

the preacher's son
the pusher's daughter

poppa was a stone rolling
following Domi trails
nomadic tents in random states
static still
black, white, grey
twilight zone
sometimes beautiful
sometimes terrible

naps in after hour clubs while daddy and the house band played
his friends whose golden arms flowing with itchy blood
spoiled acupuncture
nodding jack-in-the-box heads on springs
pipes with thin stems
small buds

the pusher's daughter
the preachers son

father was in heaven
final suppers of cannibal cuisine
slaughtering endless armies with kindness

surrounded by familial benedictions
king james hebrew
elderly and young testaments
reveled in prayer while bloodied cheeks turned

daughter of man grew jaded through project survival
son of god grew skeptical through religious ascension

fell for each other
without a dope fiend lean
strictly enamored
no saint no sinner
eulogy serenades
Curtis Mayfield crooning Fredy's death
Lazarus rising due to anointed voices

enclaves of needle groves in junkie paradises
across from
circus tents of small town revivals peppered with prayer benches
staring at each other across the tracks
finger painting in orange apple sherbert

©2007 C'BS Alife


are made
of light and

sprites telekinetic
tip toe coaxes

from sinks
basin shower spray

his laughs
made of bubbles

©2007 C'BS Alife

Monday, December 17, 2007

Free Books


It's coming up to the end of the year and in anticipation of my upcoming mile (year) I am doing some in house cleaning. As such I am getting rid of a host of books which I have either read to the limit, have doubles of or just have no need of anymore. As such I am giving them away free. That's right, free. I will be updating the list on the regular so keep an eye out.

This is how it works. You see something you like hit me at If no one has claimed it you can have it. I'll just ask you to slide shipping and handling my way.

As of now the books are:

-Funerals Without God: A Practical Guide to Non-Religious Funerals
-Diet for a Small Planet
-Muhammad: A biography of the Prophet
-Mission to America: Five Islamic Sectarian Communities in North America
-The Secret Destiny of America by Manly P. Hall
-The Master Cleanser
-The True History of Master Far Muhammad
-The Occult Conspiracy
-Inside the Nation of Islam
-Afrikan People and European Holidays: A Mental Genocide
-Abraham's Legacy: Ancient Wisdom and Modern Reality
-Selections from The Husia: Sacred Wisdom of Ancient Egypt
-Eastern Philosophy for Beginners
-101 Key Ideas: Buddhism
-The Inventions, Researches, and Writings of Nikola Tesla
-The Chalice and the Blade
-Ceramic Uncles and Celluloid Mammies: Black Images and Their Influence on Culture
-Way of the Warrior: A Journey into Secret Worlds of martial Arts
-The Templar Revelation: Secret Guardians of the True Identity of Christ
-Step into a World: A Global Anthology of the New Black Literature

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Monsoon season pt I


shoe laces tied tight by my son
epic tale of his sole action
how he slayed two slithy pythons
by thumb and finger he conquered

where was the one two buckle shoe
or velcro strap easy to do
he just wanted to say adieu
on this foot problem he tinkered

mother forced him into corner
hoping that he would learn faster
tactic couldn't be more meaner
her wrath was not to be incurred

let her sit and learn japanese
while forced to crouch still on her knees
no doubt she would pray to genies
to have this one moment defer

young son number one graphed the air
banished plastic needles somewhere
fighter planes played with a child's flair
the nurtured bunny ears prospered

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Norouz pt I.

Untitled random thoughts

black and white photos mexico music astronomy love hate history egypt indonesia purple stars learning eye contact living space earth air water fire metal pyramids scents numbers conversation HIP HOP jungle liars children traveling thinking learning dreams breathing suffering veracruz africa people watching sleep knowledge wisdom secrets the ocean culture hugs making out trees venus neptune mars saturn marijuana inscense tiger spiced chai tattoos piercings scars art internal and external stickers life with a purpose painting honesty family

untitled 2

flying kiss
in a
bow with tongue
amour kung fu

Noruz pt II

Lale Devri

A tulip grew in Tehran
on Haltamti soil at the base of the Alborzi
Saoshyant in slumber

occident florists plucked her
frosted her with opium poppies
stewed in Iranian Farsi funk
electric sitars, heavy tonbaks
potting her in american soil

on Ashura turned her back to Husayn
left rosewater tears in the shallows of knife fissures
Shi'a had no sight of
everyday Azadar

green peach aphid nestling on her back
expected her to

soil made her into a unique tulip
striped feathered flame petals
where she grew in
punk rock and roll gravel
saturated in new waves
sol kissed roots tapped with break beats

forswore off of fish
fowl pork beef
off all meat
instead took sustenance from pardesu

socialist fiesta fashionista
a soft enigma throwing clay in labyrinth kilns
skating fluid Nasta'liq punctuated with dusty cuneiform
feet stained copper with henna latices

herbal mental expansionist who
ate electric mushrooms, churned cannabutter, powdered her nose on the inside,
through shabu saw the world in digital
misty third eye
riding crocheted carpets cresting clouds
spoke smoke ghazals through hookahs

Fatima Zahra ushering women with her gentle khamsax
Oureana to Fatima left Gonçalo Hermigues in Moorish Portugalxi
Fatima Blush her body perfumed gardens
greatest rapture in life

her crushed fig brown sugar saucer eyes 1001 vellum persian miniatures

Pretty Purdah

her voice
hood hoops dangling

just her
secluded pretty purdah

naked tresses
wrapped in fabric

won't permit
a stolen glance

Monday, December 3, 2007

A Year in the Making

Part of the my woes of last week included my whole next book, "A year in the making" being lost. I had backed some of it up yet not all of it. It was a book of poetry separated into four parts or seasons filled with poetry that was inspired by how I felt during those seasons or poetry that was written during those seasons.

I am not going to attempt to rewrite the whole book. The four seasons as listed were the classical seasons yet named from different original cultures world wide so the seasons were noruz, monsoon season, autumn, and jiqei.

I do have a fractured version of my book with unfinished poems, some poems in transition, and some completed poems. Kind of how my mental is right now anyway.

I am going to post the fractured version piece by piece online at This will also give me the time I need to prepare for my big Afrofuturistic project in February. Let me know what you think by leaving a comment or two.