A year like the blink of an eye in slow motion
Field sowing and peeks into windows
The quickest shortest slide yet to the bottom
It’s all beats it’s all rhythms

Be Ready Be Strong Be Brave Be Stubborn
Be Aware Be Diligent Be on the right side of history
Be Right Be Wrong Be Smart Be Better
Be Tough Be Bad Be all that you can be

Now that we are at the very end of the chute
We can climb back out into the light
And insist on another ride ‘round
On terms personally negotiated

Get Ready Get Strong Get Brave Get Stubborn
Get Up Get Down Get on to your dreams and hopes
Get Right Get Wrong Get Smart Get Better
Get Wet Get Laid Get the justice you deserve

If you are not my friend you are my enmity
Open your possibilities to realities
Exercise the right to claim spaces
Sharing is an individual’s choice


New Old Money Lust
now that i have everything
the drive is dead and i wallow in all of this
when i had nothing
the hustle was strong and i fought for all the scraps

everything is nothing
nothing is everything

what was once reward is now only
a minor and nagging annoyance
what was the stuff of dreams
now manifests as dismissible

nothing was everything
everything will be nothing

now that i have everything
i now have everything to lose (& nothing to gain)
when i had nothing
i had nothing to lose (& everything to gain)

everything is nothing
nothing is everything

here among everything
there are absolutely no excuses
when there is nothing
survival does not procrastinate

The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle from Ty Hardaway on Vimeo.


Getting to Nothing
Sometimes it seems that the majority of time effort and energy
is burned getting to nothing

Where “nothing” is the briefest of moments
of balance clarity purity and space

Moments where things are simultaneously
all-caught-up in-progress and pre-planned

These are the transitional segues between
all the things that otherwise occupy

As the obvious can be mistaken for cliché
getting to nothing is the path to middlespace