mythomania: a propensity for lying and exaggerating.
mythopoela: creating a myth; giving rise to myths.
mythognomy: (gnomon=interprete) inner characteristics of myth revealed outwardly.
Preparations for an Illusion
Here we are, a bunch of poems
with emendations, corrections, words crossed out,
ideas better forgotten.
What lies below
are yesterday’s conceptions,
that have been superseded by today’s practicality.
I’ve forgotten it already
So involved am I in the realization of quotidian needs,
by this morning’s ordinary business
that what is past
must play second fiddle
to the bright orchestrated symphony
for which tomorrow hungers.
have I dwelt in memories of the past.
All of that is mythology.
All history is fiction.
All fiction is fantasy.
Whatever we remember is the juxtaposition
of flashing lights and interactions,
is neurons receiving orders
from places they will never comprehend or even visit.
All of these, I think, must have a purpose;
perhaps are a kind of preparatory exercise
so the future will be acceptable,
and what we salvage from the past,
will appear to have been pleasing.