Sight For Sore Eyes

Written for:  Imaginary Gardens With Real Toads – Fireblossom Friday:  “The Distorted Lens” 
Your task is to write from the point of view of someone who is seeing reality through a distorted lens.

Pairs, pairs, pairs–
single does not exist for me.

Films are too confusing
to watch. Each house is two,

the screen filled with multiple
images. If I look at a photograph

of me, I see two–like I am a clone
of myself. Driving is prohibited.

Card games? Never. My two pairs
are four pairs. Glasses are of no use

to me. They sharpen my double focus.
Imagine seeing a swarm of locusts?

Step into my shoes if you dare,
where everything is pair, pair, pair.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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15 Responses to Sight For Sore Eyes

  1. Well, that would make threading a needle a bit tricky. Smiles………

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  2. Some things I wouldn’t mind seeing double… others-horrors


  3. Oh, I have had that seeing double thing. It is unsettling. Creative way to express double vision.


  4. To see double I have never tried, and a swarm of locusts would feel icky

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  5. mhmp77 says:


    Step into my shoes if you dare,
    where everything is pair, pair, pair

    Such an affliction can be quite a bother. A good twist to the prompt Sara!



  6. I love this! Such a fresh perspective on the prompt!


  7. Julian says:

    An interesting concept of double vision, quite disconcerting, especially for prospective lovers. I did enjoy your take on this prompt


  8. lynn__ says:

    I have prisms in my glasses to mitigate double vision…which is disconcerting, to say the least. One locust is enough but double the swarm…a farmers’ nightmare, yikes!


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