Spring 2018

Closed Eyes

Shaiyke Jordan

 

I forgive you,
I forgive you for looking at me
For looking at me with those eyes
Those cold, closed eyes

 

Those cold, closed eyes
Touched,
Touched with the warmth of their contacts
Contacts colored with shades
Shades of your cold emotions for me

 

Shades couldn’t hide the way
The way your contacts investigate
Investigate my identity
Constantly checking
Checking for clues
Clues that will conclude
The inevitable,
The inevitable “But”

 

But,
I forgive you
I forgive you for looking
For looking at me with those eyes
Those cold, closed eyes
Eyes that speak louder than your voice ever could
Eyes that speak,
“I forgive you,
I forgive you for being different
For being different from me
I forgive you, for being you”

 

Before I can forgive you,
You, need to forgive
You need to forgive yourself
Forgive yourself for being fooled
Forgive yourself for being blinded
Forgive yourself for being unaccepting
Forgive yourself for who you were
Because that is not who you are now

 

I forgive you,
I forgive you,
Now open,
Open your eyes


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