Ode to my upper eye lid
You, elastic half moon,
You, cause of my doom
You, crumpled up leaf of an old dying tree
You, protector of my vision by which the whole world I see!
You, dragon guarding the mysteries of the world of my soul,
You, tired little thing losing your touch more and more!
At night, when only a few stars shine,
With insomnia, keeping me awake, you dine,
You, traitor of a life partner
You, exhausted hopeless garderner!
Watering my eyes whenever I'm sad
It does me no good because I get even mad!
You blink and let it all fall along with my dignity
And clad me to the world as a girl with too much sensitivity
You, wild untamed beast!
Upon my vulnerability you feast!
You, still my favorite facial feature
You, desperately trying to redeem this creature
I wish I could be better before I'm dead
To own with pride, every tear that you so mercilessly shed!