Words can create magic and I want to get lost in them for some part of each day.

September 2, 2010


My eyes are swollen,red and bloodshot
Could it be a corneal hemorrhage or a blood clot?

Some things are lodged in there-sharp needles,dry grit.
And they impinge on my eyeballs-bit by bit.

I can not even cry except in acidic,mucousy streaks
My eyes sting;my eyelids creak.

I can not stand the light-
And sleep joylessly in the night.

Every morning my eyes are sealed shut as if with glue
And you smilingly call it just the Eye Flu?

Doctor! you don't know your cornea from the iris
If you call this horrible disease just seasonal conjucnctivitis.

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