Dogs 2012

A THING WITH MANY EYES
(9/28/12)


getting
ready for
work
I squint
and search
to find
my glasses
usually laying
on the bathroom
counter

trifocals

I need
them
to operate
the car

to see
the road

the speedometer

and to possibly
read
any texts
(at a complete
stop
of course)
that I may
receive
along the
way

they are
my walking
and driving
around glasses

at work
I switch
to a pair
with single
prescription
lenses
(yet a forth
correction)
in order
to comfortably see
my computer screen
for the next
11 hours

quite often
at the end
of the day
I forget to switch
back
to my trifocals
for the drive
home
only noticing
the fact
as I motor
away in a blur
then having
to turn around
and return
to the office
for the trifocals

at home
I'll switch
to another
single prescription
(number five)
so that I
can camp
in front
of the TV
without having
to continually
gauge
the tilt
of my head

later
in bed
I am actually
able
to lie there
and read
without any
vision correction
whatsoever

as long
as I keep
the pages
between six
and eight inches
from my face

when
I turn out
the light
I can finally
relax

I always
dream
in 20/20