avi sato . be thought . live dreams

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Invitation

Your gaze holds my eyes as others’ failed attempts have decried to me as impossibility yet I believe

No false words drip from tongues paralyzed behind teeth silenced by years of harsh expectations

A symbol of rebirth in freedom from passion you capture my willing hand between fingers seeking nothing more than willing partnership

There is no lead to pursue yet following becomes my new conscious escape

Beneath watchful eyes of pornography come to life in shop windows and other girls’ lips you paint new photographs of clothed abandon

Trysts ending in the laughter of shared lostness in all its anticartographic beauties

Not dire regret between linen of mistaken horizontal exhaustions

Speak beyond ears to my soul you of mysteries no longer confined to body and search companionship within me others represent as walls without glass

In you I need not be in you

(Avi Sato, 2019)