Since retinae require change the eyes flicker in Brownian movement without pattern but keeping patterns in the mind. A still image, otherwise, would disappear. The brain would forget, desire would yawn, habits would grow, a cataract like an icecap would creep across the gel-like lens. Make it now, rods and cones firing—renew; renew; I love you, not still, but again.

2 January 1985

candle inverted through an eye, moving