Jody Azzouni


Light at heart

Originally published in Bluestem 22:2, Spring, 2011.
Added 7/24/2021
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Light at heart

Poem | Jody's Notes


As inevitable as a cataract,

light appears,

tarnishing the aging ebony.

I watch from the porch,

see the pigeons

(sullen angels avoiding God)

bob in and out of the streaks.


As visions go,

this is better than most.

Omniscience, I console myself,

is merely vision metastasized,

a bright contemplation sick with overkill.


When dawn has burnt away the shadows,

I will wear sunglasses,

make my way to breakfast,

see whatever I can.