My Eyes Hurt

Minute tremors burrow under my skin as  

yesterday’s mistakes become today's problems.

Eyelids itchy and irritable, I blink over and over   

yet, the tension just becomes a sharp point that pricks at the corner of my hairline. 

Every movement sends pain moving in another direction, like 

snakes scattering across cracked ground.  

Human life is full of 

urgent pains and broken bodies, but this ache simply

rests along my forehead, curls up on my nose, and 

takes a nap on my eyelashes, lingering in dreams.   




16 years old

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