View from the Button Eyes

by Yining Ma

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Idea inspired by Neil Gaiman's story Coraline.

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I open my eyes
And the world is shiny
I can't really see.

I feel things on my eyes
But they don't slip off
As I move my head sideways .

Then a voice in my ears says,
"No sweetie don't touch it.
There are nothing on your eyes.
Everything's perfectly fine.
I have looked at them for you."

"But I can't see anything."
"Shhh there's no need to be shouty
You can see alright.
Just squint and find an angle just right"

The world slowly comes into focus,
But everything has a circle of reflection.
And I can only see straight ahead.
Like I now only have a tiny hole for eyes.

Then a voice in my ears says,
"No sweetie that's everything you need.
There are really nothing else to see.
Everything's perfectly fine.
I have looked at them for you."

I turn and with my new sight
Look at the person in front of me.
I recognize them ... but not.
For they look slightly different.

"You are old enough now."
The person is smiling.
They touch my face, gently, lovingly.
"You are ready to be, who I want you to be."

"Everything's perfectly fine.
I have looked at them for you.
Just look ahead,
and follow the path.
Everything's perfectly fine."

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released January 4, 2016

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