Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “An Exploration of Sight” by Anne Carly Abad, a Songs of Eretz Frequent Contributor and this week’s Poet of the Week. The poet’s biography may be found in the “About Our Editor & Frequent Contributors” section.
An Exploration of Sight
Anne Carly Abad
a house cannot be all windows
so a hidden eye was fashioned into a door
your eyes beckon the outsider
an imprint of what once moved you--
I might have been that light--
but your door is easily swayed
it flies open and slams shut or
it slides back and forth like a trap
taking in every flicker of beauty
you became a body divided
I knocked on my own door
and let myself in
Poet's Notes: In accepting another, how much does one change? How much does one give up? To me, accepting another person is just another way to examine the looking glass and take out the speck I might discover in my eye.