Blue Eyes

5″ x 7″ cherry wood block print on Somerset paper
with Graphic Chemical intense black ink.

Blue Eyes

Our eyes sparkled when

we made a list of blue eyes

laughing in the sun:

Popeye-food growing in rows

on a cow-munching hillside.

Strawberry Jell-O for midnight snack.

Proserpine’s biceps bulging.

Einstein smiling, sticking his tongue out.

The Laöcoon.



Your crystalline eyes wait

patiently, watching the kitchen clock

take its measured meaningless time.

When did our laughter cease?

Blue eyes no longer lie in wait

For gap toothed hags to


All Hallows Eve and Independence Day

are merely holidays with crystal nights

and gray eyed girls in pinafores and

steel eyed men in worsted

suits populate the world.

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