Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette

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Poem: "Snowblind"

This poem came out of the February 8, 2011 Poetry Fishbowl.  It was inspired by a prompt from zyngasvryka.  It was sponsored by Shirley & Anthony Barrette.


I peer through a snowstorm,
my own cells in my own eye
taken flight to blind me
as effectively as any blizzard
formed of ice and wind.

The winter of my body
binds me to my house,
unwilling to stumble outside
into painful brightness
and slippery social slopes.

Instead I resolve
to wait it out indoors,
grimly gazing at
the snow globe of my eyeball
waiting for it to settle.

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