A veil has been lifted from my eyes
label attached to my name
I am something more than before
and less of my former self
clarity not known before
presents a sharper sky.
I see things as chiseled sight with a clear
understanding of all before me.
A blackened veil is left burning
and the smoke is vivid with knowledge.
(first printed in ‘OPEN MINDS QUARTERLY: SUMMER 2022)