Tuesday, October 9, 2012

plank in the eye

Crust in the corner of the eye. Here's cold water to rinse it clear. Note: a small rip in the left contact. Force it in anyway. Mild pinching. Ignore it into the background with all the rest: the grit between the neck vertebra, teeth in hollow sockets that tunnel through the sinuses and into the space behind the eyes. Fine.

The pinching takes on some heat and each blink speaks with a scratch. It has to go. Fold the contact out of the eye, half blind. Crumple the plastic and let it fall. Dry out. Stick to a sock, serve no one.