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eye contact, the gatekeeper (#6)

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"eyes are windows to the soul,"
a gasoline phrase on a sleepy fire
with blackened vision
or a heightened sense of self;
because who knows
what will be perceived
by those not manipulated
into believing 
what you want everyone else
to see about you.

a sentry for senses
for centuries;
since the beginning
we kept big and little hands
on the curling and unfurling
of dead numbers 
that ring true at least
twice a day.

consider eyes a marker
of all the times you
lived, lied, and died.
the first watch
in the pupil and iris,
separated from
the one on your wrist.
Day 6

Written for NaPoWriMo as well as BeautyInRawHumanity. Only a BeautyInRawHumanity prompt was used for this one but I'm pleased with it. I actually really love the title and how it ties in with sentry and sentry plays on senses and centuries and since. I'm feeling this sleight-of-hand-wordplay in this one. Haha.

BeautyInRawHumanity's used prompt(s):
5. "Eyes are the windows to the soul."

(In other news, I should really, seriously get to my messages between now and tomorrow. I hate that I've been keeping you guys waiting for a little too long.)

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Daghrgenzeen's avatar
"consider eyes a marker
of all the times you
lived, lied, and died."
asödjasdfsdhf. :rose:
shep4life's avatar
a sentry for senses
for centuries;
since the beginning
we kept big and little hands
on the curling and unfurling
of dead numbers 
that ring true at least
twice a day.

Love this
chromeantennae's avatar
shep4life's avatar
Glad you wrote it
scripted-silence's avatar
This is freaking AMAZING. seriously, I feel this so much. Great job!!!
chromeantennae's avatar
:love: I'm so glad you could feel this, my friend! :heart:
scripted-silence's avatar
so am i :) thank you for existing, man.
chromeantennae's avatar
:)
likewise, brother <3
RoseScarlet's avatar
i love your interpretation of the prompt, thanks for the read! <3
chromeantennae's avatar
i'm so glad to hear that! thank yooouuu for reading <3
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