Casting off into the abyss

Casting off into the abyss

complete uncertain

acerbic reality sometimes 

amid honeyed eyes and embodied learning

the stymied hurtling galaxies (Thanks Chris Mansell for this line) 

will they collide? will they align?

or will it all fall apart.

So many gargantuans at once,

perhaps a bad idea...

though potential inherent in their DNA

is phosphorescent with futures

Both known and unknown

all delightful - in their own way.


Perhaps we're not casting off into a complete abyss... 

parts of the way ahead are certainties

probabilities possibilities

and of course, fun episodes of streamed video to watch

and of course, progress

and of course, regret

at least these are pillars to

pivot around

push from

cling to

or simply be with for a while.


Casting off into certainty is rather boring though

I much prefer an abyss

Perhaps it's more fun to be blindfolded in this dance

so that it's not the future that's so in focus

but the sensation of movement of air and the touch of dance partners

the sounds of our feet on the studio floor...

Though, for OH&S reasons, I'll take a peek at where we're going every now and again.


Andrew Batt-Rawden

Performance artist and composer. I have a background in music composition, festival direction, media publishing, some uni teaching here and there as well as performance art. I make websites for various projects that I'm involved with.