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Eye Exam

ISSUE:  Summer 2002


  • 1.

    Finally, A Good Prescription

    “You look at the world through rose-colored glasses”

    These are the eyeglasses of rejoicing—
    They are clear
    It is the world that is rosy.

  • 2.


    Sore pilgrim-eyeball,
    Shining tramp,
    Begging like a small god in rags
    From bored face to annoyed face,
    from universe to universe

  • 3.

    Vagrant Chalice

    I walk a lot,
    Often lost,
    Bearing my poor sight
    Like a disgraced ancient chalice
    To where
    It will serve.

  • 4.


    The eye is always
    In love.

  • 5.


    Held high through a May night,
    My eye lolls on perfume
    Poring in hope from the stars.

  • 6.

    Finding Faces

    In agony, on all fours,
    Alone and poor,
    Weeping into its fibers,
    I’m fascinated that my eye finds faces
    In the sumptuously soiled rug.



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