binocular eyes forward

I want multifaceted insect vision

the world dancing
in hundreds of frames
fusing into what kind
of picture
in a mind
that is more ganglion
than anything

or, I want to turn my head
180 degrees, owl-like and feathered
to see where I have been
or what’s chasing me
clearly, kind of a facing down
while running away

but neither option
is available.

For whatever reason
we see weakly

and not behind us,
always forward
in a strange
biological confidence

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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18 Responses to binocular eyes forward

  1. nelle says:

    How true…for good and for bad, methinks. Good one.

  2. reviewing the past, contemplating the future and wondering….!

  3. unfetteredbs says:

    interesting muse today 🙂

    • LOL, yes–rough day 🙂 but productive on so very many levels…

      • The past imperfect…the present non-continuous and the future present……and here I take liberties with tense and aspect in English! Incidentally, the words of Oogway are very apposite here – “You are too concerned with what was and what will be. There’s a saying: “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift. That is why it is called the present.” Du courage. Tu t’en sortiras!

  4. You, woman are fantastic!

    • Mari–coming from you, that means so much–you whose words I read and sigh to myself, under my breath–damn, she’s so GOOD…. Magical…. I could go on with several more descriptors, but am supposed to be working, so will stop there 🙂 So–thanks so much!

  5. Intellectually sensitive~ I believe we need to practice this more! Great lesson!~Deb

  6. Patricia Chenayi Nyandoro says:

    Today was the tomorrow we were worried about yesterday , and it’s a Beautiful day! Beautiful !

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