Wednesday, June 2, 2021

These Nights [Poem]

 

These Nights

By Rodolfo Perez

 

Late summer nights,

Gleaming evening lights.

From insects in sets,

To the flooding sects of people,

Walking through the streets.

To the young woman enjoying her porch,

To the lone street drummer,

Playing for his city.

What future lies ahead for the young and the old?

A future of bold ingenuity?

A future of ambiguity?

Where do we go from here?

Saturday, April 3, 2021

Y

 

Y (Or A Study Into Forecasting)

By: Rodolfo Perez

 

Intricacies of life,

State your existence!

The fallen love,

The fallen loved one,

Is this the purpose of life?

Will we find it on the shore of an untouched beach?

Or at the bottom of a glass?

Is it in our hearts?

Or in our lungs?

When I hear your sirens,

And see your tears,

What is a man to do in response?

Should he tighten his jaw and clench his fist,

Like so many men before him?

Or shall he lift his shoulders and fancy a drink,

Like so many men before him?

Saturday, February 6, 2021

Update #30

 

Hello,

I would like to apologize for being OTG for so long. At the time of this writing it has been roughly five months since I have given any real indication of my continued existence. I suppose even now it’s completely plausible that Rodolfo Perez may have died five months ago, and this is his deranged doppelganger hijacking his life. Regardless of this possibility, I wanted to take some time to give you all a bit of an update on how things are going for me recently and answer a few questions I have received over the past few weeks. I do plan on answering all the questions I’ve gotten, and I don’t want anyone to think I am ignoring them. Anyway, let me give you a little glimpse into what I’ve been going through the past five months.

            The first question that I’ve probably been asked the most is “Why the fuck aren’t you posting anymore?” The short answer is because there’s a lot of stuff going on right now. To elaborate, I would say, like many others, that 2020 is probably one of the only years in my life where I left the year in worse shape than I entered. The year has taken a toll on me and has influenced many changes in the way I perceive the world. That said, the rollercoaster that was 2020 has left me in a state of deep self-criticism. I haven’t stopped writing, but I’ve gotten it in my head that anything I write is not worth posting. Don’t worry, I took some time to get a grip of myself, am beginning to go to therapy again, and am getting myself back into the groove I had going for me.

            The second question is “Where the fack are you?”. Obviously the second question is going to tie into the first, but the short answer is out and about. 2020 was a busy year for me in regard to school and other organizations. At least the first half of 2021 is probably going to be filled with similar activity as I get ready to graduate with my bachelors degree and move onto grad school. The important thing is that I am here now. I’m sorry for not being here earlier, but I am going to do my best to be more consistent with all of you.

            The third and final question of the evening is “What the fook do you have planned?”. The short answer to this question is a LOT. Since I am moving out of this rut, I am excited to start reworking some of my writing to present to all of you in the coming weeks. Beyond that, I am looking for new ways to interact with all of you. I am currently working on bringing some of my ideas to video through YouTube or maybe TikTok if that’s something you all like. I also plan on starting a new discord server, since the one I was initially on kind of went into a death spiral heehee. The truth is, I have a lot of different paths I’m looking at right now to see what kind of step I want this blog to take going forward. Stay tuned!

            There are other miscellaneous things that I thought I would let you all in on, but I’ll just save those for another post. Nothing game breaking, just some changes to my email and stuff like that since I want things to be a little more professional. Anyway, if you read the whole thing congratulations! You get a secret tip on my next post, which will be a nice poem I wrote while listening to too much Mozart.

Stay safe, and I love you all.

Thank you,

Rodolfo Perez

Founder of Me Talking