Eye Peace

Eye Peace

we hold hands, mama and me, climb the steps to Lester Weintraub,
OPTOMETRIST.

he tests me with the chart, changes lenses in the two-eyed machine.
blinds me with his pen light gizmo.

says    SEE YOU TOMORROW.

we go back the next night, and he adjusts my new glasses.
i look out the window for the first time and see the river, Brooklyn,
my reflection in a glass pane.

HOW DO YOU SEE    mama says.
great    i say.
GOOD    she says.

outside street lights appear above my head for the first time.
i see the girl across the street smiling. i see my room 13 floors up,
the light still on. i see the moon. i see the stars.

WHY ARE YOU CRYING    mama says.
you are so beautiful    I say.

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Do.RoThY

Wed 14th Aug 2019 15:09

Heart touching piece, especially the last two lines!!

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M.C. Newberry

Wed 14th Aug 2019 00:16

A vivid vignette of how the view of the world allowed by improved
sight can be such a life-changing event.

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