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What We See of the Eye

 Rebecca Schumejda
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 Rebecca Schumejda
What We See of the Eye
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Rebecca Schumejda is now on the pickle diet, so she can fit into her skinny jeans sometime in the next millennium. www.rebeccaschumejda.com
What We See of the Eye
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Even when open,
we only see a sliver
of the eye—

so much is hidden
for our protection:

your fears
cloaked in sarcasm
at the kitchen table
buttering tortillas,

our daughter’s finger
submerged in the lava
of a sunny side up egg,

and my strength
on the rocks
mixed with tomato juice
and Tabasco sauce

half submerged

a green olive’s red eye

bobs to the surface.
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  17 months ago
Subtle, very nice. A really nifty poem.
 

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