Thursday, June 1, 2017

not eyes but sight



I seemed to be drawn
to the center of myself
leaving the edges of me
in the hands of my wife 
and I saw with the most amazing
so that I had not eyes but
and, rising and turning,
through my skin,
there was all around not the
shapes of things 
but oh, at last, the things

–Lucille Clifton
The Death of Fred Clifton
Age 49


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