Dear Eyes

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Dear Eyes,
I should have sheltered you
from the things that seemed unseen,
and I should have listened to you more.

But god help me if it was not also you
who showed me the ways of sin,
and pointed my attention
to a place where a heart does not belong.

I tried to see things as they were;
I am sorry for trying to disobey your perception.

I should let you play me as a fool,
for you know better than me
what I should be looking at.

Thank you for letting me
see the blindness in others,
and showing me ways
in which I was blind myself.

Thank you for showing me
the beauty of colour
and the aura of her.

I know that you more than
the rest have missed her.
It was you who showed me
what a smile can do to a heart,
but it is also you who
will suffer long after it is gone.

Emily is in her fourth year of Political Science. She loves studying and academics which follows into her research work. She's a stern black coffee drinker and is a proud Acadienne. When she's not working or doing school work, you can find Emily listening to 70s music on vinyl and watching Parks and Recreation. If you ask her about parliamentary institutions, she won't stop talking.