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Captions provided. Watch in high definition. Watch the companion poem at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dPbHc6Ox_M.

Image description: Eric Epstein, a white young man with shaved hair, wearing a green T-shirt. The background is blue. He is signing “Bright.”

Transcript: [Eric, a white man, is standing in front of a blue background] The poem “Vision” is about the struggle to let go of a violent vision of a field at sundown where various body parts like the ears, eyes, nose, mouth, and the heart run across. The mouths devour some body parts like the heart while the hand climbs up the stalk to wave farewell before being devoured. The act could be interpreted as self-destruction or interpreted as an instance of oralism. The person’s inner self first comments that what you see outside represents what you see inside. The solution to let go of the vision is to get unstuck and change the stuckness into eyes to clear up the inside. At that instant, the vision appears and the speaker is overwhelmed and interrupts it. The speaker knows that the self is struggling to let go. The speaker says that love is the only way to change anything and proceeds to love you. The act fails to extinguish the vision. Once again, the person interrupts the vision, this time realizing that the mind is blurry and that waking up from the vision requires the all the riches of our hearts to shine in one world. Unfortunately, the vision pops up right after that. It is too late.

Major disclaimer: This video is a work in progress.

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