a lesson in technical magic – Timothy Arliss OBrien

Written with an artificial intelligence word list generator.

1. the magic of technology

long ago
the solemn presence
warned night

purplish black crystal traveling
what remembered his name

not even hope
was there

the winged edge falls
out the globe

many centuries since
magic still lingered

but technology prevailed

steel can always adapt
lateral balance is what invisible magic was

pagan hands work quite extraordinarily

the results the most disdainful

enchanting light yells coldly
absolute beauty make them aware

the sky and the earth dare me

the touched one rings

you smile

2. the technology of magic

breathing silver

you awaken

there is indescribable

you rebellious wolf

the intermission must understand you
say certainly

retain that ecstasy
left like hope
the fall belongs

the tombstone the globe fantastic
lovers into shroud
does not exist



tonight humanity can finish

don’t receive

you are longer
recognize human
this claim

and conclude

the work not done 

Timothy Arliss OBrien is an interdisciplinary artist in music composition, writing, and visual arts. His goal is to connect people to accessible new music that showcases virtuosic abilities without losing touch of authentic emotions. He has premiered music with The Astoria Music Festival, Cascadia Composers, Sound of Late’s 48 hour Composition Competition and ENAensemble’s Serial Opera Project. He also wants to produce writing that connects the reader to themselves in a way that promotes wonder and self realization. He has published several novels (Dear God I’m a Faggot, They), several cartomancy decks for divination (The Gazing Ball Tarot, The Graffiti Oracle, and The Ink Sketch Lenormand), and has written for Look Up Records (Seattle), Our Bible App, and Deep Overstock: The Bookseller’s Journal. He has also combined his passion for poetry with his love of publishing and curates the podcast The Poet Heroic and he also hosts the new music podcast Composers Breathing. He also showcases his psychedelic makeup skills as the phenomenal drag queen Tabitha Acidz.

Check out more of his writing, and his full discography at his website: www.timothyarlissobrien.com

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