Eyes (a poem)

The eyes behind your eyes
those are the eyes
i wanted to see
i’ve never met
but know exist
i sensed them watching.

Everything never said
by the mouth behind the mouth
i could forgive
i could let go
words are

Your eyes,
in their guard.
Did you ever let them down?
Did you ever let them down
with me?

If you did, i missed it
when it comes to you
i screw up
i hate my eyes
i can’t control them.
Without my permission
they give everything away
honest to a fault.

I never meant
to give so much away.
At least one of us
knew the truth.
In retrospect
that’s why i never saw
the eyes behind your eyes.

Eyes (a poem) by
Christina Schmidt, MA