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Synaptic Viaduct

from Coaxial Chaos by Watabou

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Change comes in waves, violently uprooting long periods of stagnant comfort with a cascade of interconnected dissonance. When we pinpoint problems within ourselves and attempt to address them, we will become more aware of the deeper fundamental weaknesses that have allowed these problems to thrive. Committing to facing these fundamental problems in the moment may be overwhelming in itself, but that is only the beginning. Once we see the capacity for meaningful change, there is a strong desire to grasp at it while the passion is at its peak; though in order to truly sustain meaningful change, practicing new routines and habits over a long period of time is often necessary. Long after the adrenaline of confrontation and the immediate gratification of self-improvement has passed, we must allow ourselves to maintain positive new paradigms at a slower pace of change than we likely desire. And with so many different changes happening simultaneously, the slow juggle of long-term changes may be a more daunting task than the manic attempt to facilitate all possible changes at once. Though we have a greater capacity for change than we may realize, even after we’re well into the process. It is important to remind ourselves of our own dedication to improvement, and to maintain our energy and enthusiasm about our own betterment even when the results are delayed or unclear. As long as we are building toward our success and connecting the dots to overcome our own chaos, it is fair and often necessary to be patient with ourselves. We can’t rush the unlearning of years of self-damaging patterns.


Unable to spot the flaws in the assessment of my surroundings
No matter how clear
They may appear to be, and I know I’m not the only one

Stuck with this intensive dissonance beyond repair
(the) Only difference being that I’m working to prove that it’s actually there

Bringing manmade gaps inside perception of everything that I encounter
Viaduct via synaptic void
multiple steps in the adverse direction to simply step foot into other concepts of
Ways that the world to many is considered to work (considered to work)


Manifest since we’re all born
Fake fortitude in worldly form

I’m not afraid [but I’m over-]
Whelmed by all of the cognitive deprivation
That is all that I can think about now

And that’s intense
At least to me
I’m sure you’re aware of my typical routine

I despise going slower than I really have to
And I hate when things go right over my
Head but it happens when you’re building synaptic

And that’s just
How it must
Happen to come into
Through all this
Blast of plasticity

That’s how it has to be
Or maybe my dissonant ideals got the best of me

And now I’m outward looking in
(at least I think that’s what I’m doing)
Either way the perspective is quite different
But if I truly comprehend, it’s hard to say

It’s hard to say


from Coaxial Chaos, released March 1, 2019




Watabou Ann Arbor, Michigan

Watabou is the amalgamation of extensive electronic programming, punishing physical externalization, subconscious realization, and constructive manipulation of myself and my art. It is the peak of my artistic externalization and I hope you understand and enjoy it for what it is. ... more

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