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Eye Drops

by Chris Sorrenti

The trip home
is always way more fun
than the one down

People’s heads look twice as large
faces - a humorously grotesque
mixture of shapes and colors
made all the more
indistinguishable / surreal
with face masks
like something out of
an old Vincent Price movie

And that’s not including
every source of illumination
especially car headlights
transformed into incandescent stars

Trying to read buses
and bus stop numbers
only adds more mystery to the adventure
but this time I am rescued
the taxi driver who drove me down

He offers me a trip back home
at half the price
so we work out a deal
I can’t refuse
a $20. bill instead of credit card
and with both parties satisfied
hands me his business card
saying anytime I needed a lift
give him a call

Even better
the good news is that
I don’t have to get stronger lens
vision too far gone
instead something a little stronger
more permanent
cataract surgery
though with the hospitals still in crisis mode
when it will get done is anyone’s guess
so for now I’m in the cue

My BFF Joe wore glasses
as far back as I can remember
high school days
had his own operations
a few years back
and hasn’t worn anything
over his eyes since

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Posted on 05/27/2021
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