They were the first to see the light.
I’m not sure my brain ever has.
Or ever will.
And they were witness to
what the rest of me could only imagine.
Sure, they couldn’t explain
who those people in white were
or why that woman in the bed
was laughing with such pain.
But they became aware of shapes
while my hands were still reaching.
And they were way ahead on color.
My kidney and liver have never caught up.
Later, while my head did nothing more
than rest against pillow or chest or forear
Published on September 1st, 2022
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