when i was 9 my eyesight began to blur

until my mother could borrow

the car from my father and i

became a “4-eyed” girl.


i thought that i would

be blind by the time i

was 25 & began to practice

walking in the dark & eating

the mushy carrots on my plate

that came from a can.


older now i love knowing

that carrots grow in the ground

with multiple “eyes” to see

in the dark & help me continue

to see clouds, birds, flowers, trees,

family & friends in the light