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Today I Saw the Eyes of the Crowd | A Poem by Joan McNerney

So many eyes… almond eyes, china
cup eyes. Eyes half closed,
crooked eyes, eyes big shining silver
dollars, snake eyes. Eyes laughing,
marble eyes, bedroom eyes, eyes
a-boggle. Eyes chocolate brown,
green apple eyes, eyes smoke blue.
Eyes on the ground, staring straight
ahead eyes, eyes pinned on the sky.

I saw the eyes of the crowd
today for only a moment.
Then I don’t know why,
I had to shut my eyes.


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