it’s been too long

by mandaceehb

The lids on my eyes droop 

And fall further

I don’t see the organic stars that shine

Nor the artificial city lights that blind

Waiting is a long time

And I’m not quite sure what to see anymore

Because looking at something for too long-

Everything eventually becomes meshed together

Mixed in the most dizzying myriad of surprising clarity

It’s a blur

It’s too bright and too dark

It’s too late and too cold

It’s been too long