2012-08-14T00:50:13-07:00August 14th, 2012|Musings on life|

Hysterical blindness

She stands in her silo of darkness
while the doctors tell her
there is nothing wrong with her eyes

she should be able to see

but they only know
about optic nerves those stems at the end of the windows
wedged in her face
with only eyelids to protect them
like sending a man to war
dressed in tissue

and didn’t anyone think
to credit her eyes

those rolling magnets
collecting light
and everything mean

for shutting off
when it got too hard
to witness

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