avi sato . be thought . live dreams

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Toward us

Truth escapes your longing gaze as you loosen grips within you on pasts created before the watchful eyes of a public that seeks not simply to destroy but to rebuild in its own image of artificial supplication a monument to institutionalized loss and required devotion in violences’ perceptions of sacrificial beauty

Once ashamed in its simplicity the lies your lips devalue with their uncomplicated desires of touch without stimulus and arms enfolded over skin wrapped in its silk not to be torn beneath searching fingers

You stack freshly cooled magma toward skies visible above fenced protection of a soul capable of the fight yet devoted to a peace that comes only from its inaction

Tomorrow becomes unnecessary as your immediacy is constructed by your impassioned calm nestled behind eyes open to insatiable others yet selecting solitary paths through wild valleys awash with the freedom of words’ wholeness of human proximity breathed within by lyric fulfillment alone

(Avi Sato, 2019)