Lumen In Obscuris

camera-in-dark(source)

the camera never lies

they say

it does

a moment caught in time

to falsify

a frozen tear

an abject countenance

a corpse who lives

a screenshot here and there

an act

a frame

a reel that rolls

and turns the outside in

then turns again

a portion of a picture

pieced to fit

an edit here and there

delete

insert

mutate

this part

that bit

the camera bleeds

we weep

we cry

it pauses

it affects

and adds effects

to filter

purpose

it lies

we lie

an open aperture

convenient flash

a resumé of broken bulbs

a useless spark

granulated truth

revealed

too little light

too much still dark

mendacity that hides

the hidden depths

compounds

confusion

obscures to

obfuscate

the live

the motionless

freeze-frame

to check

the memory

the bait

the camera never lies

we’re told it’s so

except

of course

it does

and this

we all

already know

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