Category Archives: eyesight

Blind Bop (Day 11, 2017)

Today’s prompt for NaPoWriMo involves bop poetry, a very specific form that seems to update sonnets for the Beat Generation.  This is not my usual style, but what the hell? Blind Bop My eyes leak vision the way old color TVs put … Continue reading

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A Message from Your Blind Friends and Neighbors (Day 11, 2016)

Day 11 of National Poetry Writing Month! A Message from Your Blind Friends and Neighbors Blind people never tire of your questions about their disability. Please don’t feel that you’re imposing when you ask a  stranger what caused his impairment or … Continue reading

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If You’ll Be My Bodyguard… (Day 10)

   Paris is beautiful.  Look at the picture above, taken at Les Invalides, a monument to French military men erected by King Louis XIV.  Gorgeous, isn’t it?  And here’s the view from the top of the Arc de Triomphe:    … Continue reading

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Grey Day (Day 4)

   “Where are the Americans in the crowd…?  If you had paid your taxes, all this would be yours!”  The Beefeater guards at the Tower of London are a lot more fun than the silent, unsmiling men at Buckingham Palace. … Continue reading

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Blind Ambition (Day 19)

(Day 19 of National Poetry Writing Month.) I killed them accidentally all the flowers pulled like weeds I thought they were and I ripped the live branches off of your favorite bush in an effort to prune it and I raked … Continue reading

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The Bright Side of Darkness (Day 5)

(Today is Day 5 of National Poetry Writing Month.)  When the blackout shades  are finally drawn and I live  in perpetual darkness I won’t have  my eyes dilated or poked with a blue light and all the co-pays  I won’t need  … Continue reading

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What Might Have Been

In high school they gave us a test to determine which careers would best match our skills and dreams and personalities. There were dozens of questions about interests and hobbies and work ethic and attention to detail, answered in blackened … Continue reading

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