Saturday, October 26, 2013

The One Eyed Man

The One Eyed Man

Let the rains arrive.
May they wash behind my ears
and sluice all my cracks
clean of sludge and grit,
splash my patchy skin with trust
so it sparkles fine
grained, love strewn and streaked,
heavy packed inside my veins
where it thrums and drums,
and still the front hums
displeasure at the sloppy
sight of my one eye.

‎October ‎25, ‎2013 2:24 PM

Photo taken minutes ago in the basement where I live. I wear the patch because my blind eye waters incessantly in the light. It does not matter, computer backlight, daylight, overhead illumination, all will distress my left eye. I am not blind to the light, but I see only some movement through the haze in the fluid. Hopefully the upcoming surgery will give me a sliver of far left peripheral vision = a crescent of my former left eye world. Surgery will happen on October 30.


  1. Here's wishing you all the very best, and a speedy recovery, my friend.

  2. ahhhh, good luck tomorrow)))))


  3. Thank you, my friends. I intend to be fine. It is of course mostly not in my hands. I just show up. More or less full anesthesia I guess due to the pre-op instruction do's and don'ts. But the actual procedure is an hour or so. I get there two hours early and the recovery time will probably make something like six hours out of the whole thing. They insist that my companion shows up within fifteen minutes of the finish though. That probably means they want someone at my side for the whole of my recovery time. Maybe I will be a little off, no? A little bit twisted from the dope? Heh.


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