• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 12

Eyes Averted

Blue-face, two-faced, you peer out
In slender-necked stillness
From your coffined shell
Showing nothing of your heart

Claiming our attention
With your split personality
The dividing line evident
For all to see, you rise

From your belly, beneath eyes
Averted so we do not speak
Or acknowledge the street crawlers
The brawlers, the fallen

Instead the arrow of your gaze
Snakes after retreating steps
Shaming hollow souls
Contemptible lepers, rotting inside