It must be done with mirrors 

My head that rests on nothing in mid-air

Where is my body, where oh where?

I can see a on a small and lonely planet

Traveling through casual space past aloof stars 

Across the way of indifferent suns

O, Bright Star bring back my body to me

I shall hide from reality before the mirrors break

A reconstructed poem appropriated by Torie Zalben from the poetry of Keats, Angelou, Smith, & Deren

Breaking Illusions (work in progress)
30 sec.
Digital media
Torie Zalben @toriezalben

Breaking Illusions
Torie Zalben with Keats, Angelou, Smith, & Deren

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