Beady Eyes
Rachel Simon

Beady eyes
sewn into the fabric
of unreality,
begging us to come forward

Monotonous gazes
to pull at the heartstrings
and pierce the lungs

Give up

Open wide your desecrated mind
to the beady eyes
as they inhale your last hope,
savor it,
chew it up,
swallow it

Do you not feel better already?