Alan Rayner
Feb 10, 2021
Confluence Obscured’ (Oil painting on board by Alan Rayner, 2021, seen through burlesque filter)

In the end

It doesn’t matter

If I’m wonderfully right

Or dreadfully wrong

If no one takes any notice

There’s no point in carrying on


So long


There’s a desolate kind of safety


Where no one cares to look

More than momentarily

Before averting eyes adrift

To where they think they see(k)

More clarity

In frozen frames of time


In hallowed halls of fame


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A current excised from past and future

Cannot exist

Yet the Whole of Abstract Thought & Theory

Is framed in this State of ignorant bliss

Stuck in paradox

Obstructing and obscuring

All that flows in vibrant life



Alan Rayner

Alan Rayner is an evolutionary ecologist, writer and artist, who is pioneering the philosophy of natural inclusion