avi sato . be thought . live dreams

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Expected

Passionate screams descend
On unwilling internal timpani
Echoing without fade
While their sonic malevolence
Proffers expectation
A need for others
Best expressed in words
Remains unspoken
Faced with observed lust
In others
Mirrored in action
If not minds
Where desire lives
Breathes through simulated
Necessities of touch
Acts of literatures’ prohibitions
Provoked toward young imaginations
As welcome age-coming celebrations
Not options to be dismissed

Speak not of sin
Yet make provisions for its
Interaction
On stages of parties
Horizontal in affect
While vertical in sensation
Learning lives in unwilling euphorias
Lost amid intoxications’ prerequisites
Regret built in to adulthood
As barrier to its membership

Abstinence only speaks to childhoods’
Lost commemorations of touch
No longer safe to dream

(Avi Sato, 2019)