Category Archives: things that irk me

corrupted eyes

They have corrupted eyes that see what the talking heads want them to see;

images of past actions and violent ties their eyes have never seen filed under FACT.

Instead of seeing people we are trained to see colors-

white good, brown terrorist, bronze illegal, black savage.

And many of us will un-train our eyes, yes,

but too many follow along blind to reason with closed heart and open mouth.

How many remember that day in kindergarten: It’s what’s on the inside that counts.

The teacher said it true but the TV said Ignore her

now we fear melanin and clothes not found at the local mall

and cast stones because a forum post said it was ok.

What happened to clean eyes who saw what the teacher wanted them to see?

New friend, regular girl, somebody’s kid, busy student.

Eyes connected to a thinking brain running a beating heart

that looked beyond the surface, and only saw color as color.