Your sometimes tired eyes

“Your sometimes tired eyes”

The hurt
of having
my contribution

carves these lines
in my face
squeezes my

and has
at times
to end me

Some of us
can never
measure up –
can never fit

We’re like
water seeping
into the earth
feeding underground
streams to arrive
eventually in
your body

We’re like starlight
traveling for years
to kiss your face
in the darkness

We’re like fir trees
silently breathing our
magic potion into the air
to heal you

Join us

Wear your
wholly unmarketable
genius in
your smile

Let your
sometimes tired
eyes see
what they

and let your
broken heart
know what
it knows

there’s always
someone or
to hold you


© Justice Schanfarber

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