Image courtesy of El Bueno, El Feo, y El Malo

Always, always, everywhere eyes

Staring, prying, insincere spies;

Looking, peering, whispering lies,

Crowding my conscious thought.

Scurrilous, insidious, ocular glares,

Malicious, suspicious, visionless stares,

Stalking and mocking from carpenter lairs,

Infecting me with their plot.


Always, always, everywhere eyes,

Glancing, dancing, friendly in guise,

Encouraging, alluring, welcoming, wise,

Gifting my heart with their gaze;

Enthralling, endearing, familial peeks,

Limpid as pools, mild and meek,

Imparting the lifeblood my soul most seeks,

Friendship to last all my days.


This gate felt like ‘eyes’ to me.  Eyes can hold hate and love and every emotion on the continuum between them.  It is up to us to discern what to do with each pair we encounter, whatever their expression!