The Eyes Never Lie, But I Sometimes Do

Couple poems for concrete imagery from class.

-Perplexing


1.

Her earthly brown iris

Invokes a warm fire inside my stomach and

In my mind’s eye I see

Two toddlers hand in hand

Tumbling their way, laughing their way, siblings dancing through lush forests of

evergreen and

In my mind’s eye I see

One large grizzled paw enfolded,

Gently,

Carefully,

Over yours, perfectly petite and

In my mind’s eye I see

This earthly brown iris

Staring back into mine and

In your mind’s eye

I wonder

I grow clammy

I, heart racing,

Incoherent ramblings,

Scramblings,

Attempts to see,

Crimson lips curl upwards

Teasing the sky and

In your mind’s eye

Do you see what I see?

2.

Why such an obsession with eyes

You ask.

Because I believe in being able

To see

The ephemeral

When I look into your eyes for

The ephemeral

Is real to me.

You look into the greying blue of my eyes and

You’ll see

Crimson lines

Crusted sleep

A worried frown, a belly laugh

You’ll feel what I felt as

The cold steel of the knife that plunged

overandoverandoverandover-

What?

Where are you going?

Do you not like what you see?

Betrayal hurts me too.

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