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