Rubber Stamp Eyes


Rubber stamp eyes
Don't take the time
To see things from a fresh perspective—

They just perpetuate what someone else saw
A long, long time ago.

Like a sailor on the shore
With no paddle and no oar,

Rubber stamp eyes can criticise
But they never learn to praise.

One of these days
They'll settle down and take a look around
For the very first time—

Oh, what singularities they'll find.


©2016 Michael Fraley




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