avi sato . be thought . live dreams

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Revision

Imagined droplets of image condense to ceramic frameworks
Shattering within rice paper memories
Decimated by repetition
Obsessive expectation of unchanging circumstance
Giving ground to spontaneous fiction

Inconsequential truth appears as mashup of deceit
Self built on lies told without recognition
Perception refocused through mistaken lenses
Purchased on transcendental credit
Delivered overnight on condition of final sale

Mind adjusts to remember nonevents
Erasing significance
Replacing history with papier-mâché pasts
Novel descriptions spring from tectonic underpinnings
No longer unexpected

Revision ceasing as examination precondition
Become concrete backstory
Existence arisen from foundations of quicksand
Inverted minefields open lakes of disguise
Tomorrow floats beyond untold depths’ horizon

(Avi Sato, 2019)