CR Excerpt from poem _20-20_Dark Eye_ by chamrickwriter randomstoryteller with images of rose window and blue sky

20/20 Dark Eye

Quote from The Little Prince via randomstoryteller chamrickwriter with image of blue sky with white clouds

1

Your office window pictures your straight-line story,

An everyday map locating secure bearings:

Emerald trees cooling salt-dome upheaval,

The commute of right angles and stoplight seething,

The college that buried you in seductive words,

The ancient cemetery desired by your urn.

2

You craved star journeys, but got a boyish big bang,

A seven-iron swing to the skull—and cell-flash of

Red-orange-yellow-blue-green spectrum explosions.

Ripped from its snug wall, your blood-rich left retina

Drowned in poisonous fluid, a ghostly planet

Fading to brown-purple and streaking milky pink.

3

Your frozen iris gapes, blotting sunshine cold,

Yet colors kaleidoscope from a light within,

Rose-window jewels opening my blinkered sight.

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