originally published in Lamplit Underground

Nina’s Dream

The left eye’s pupil is sluggish

I’m not sure how much you can really see

Please cover your right eye

Now your left

And, between the two?

One clear, the other distorted

One gives green only, the

Other, red & green

Like Christmas?

[Each sighs, takes a moment]

Please continue

One eye sees it true

The other, not

I need more information for the refraction


So, what do you see?

On one side, the faces are shifting lines

On the other, they’re

Clear, hard, set

And together?

All normal, all fine

Your eye’s not right

I’d like to dig deeper

It works

As long as you have the other one


Writer & Poet. Find me at anneleighparrish.com

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