Her Eyes

gaping window


Her smile lifts her lips in all

the expected places, her

laughter chimes harmony at

appropriate pauses. But

her eyes – her eyes are empty

windows, unshuttered channels

to the brokenness within,

where the lights are never on,

and no one is ever home.





24 comments on “Her Eyes

  1. Gallivanta says:

    Aww; that one is so sad.

  2. Caddo says:

    Yep, 3 years for me. Grateful the memories are only ashes now.

  3. Such depth to this poem, Melody. What a gift to assemble the right words!

  4. Melody, how beautifully sad she sounds. I love them both; this is a nicely matched photo and poem.

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  5. Lyle Krahn says:

    Powerfully sad but real.

  6. Pam says:

    I believe that poetry and the arts can touch some who are so hurting that normal channels of communication don’t work. An image, a poem, a dance, a song, can touch a hurting person who’s heart is shutterend. Thanks for your dedication to your work and putting it out there. Blessings.

  7. ALWAYS awed by your viewpoint and vision ~ However, I didn’t feel or see any sadness rather, this conjectured for me, the blessing of having eyes to see the trajectory of God’s beauties ~ My sister was in a room for 17 years, bedridden & attached to a huge respirator that wouldn’t allow her to go outside. I’d have given anything to get her a sky roof! A pair of eyes that could see through walls! I love your writing ~Faithfully Debbie

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