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Macular Melancholia

 

Macular Melancholia

I’m losing colour.

Blues, yellows, drift like

thistledown in the wind

as I close one eye, then the other,

in vain pursuit.

 

I close the lazy, blurred eye.

Glowing daffodil yellow

fades to dirty white,

bright blue of periwinkle

slides into vapid grey.

 

I close the injected, lasered,

stubbornly dis-eased eye.

Colours, hazy, intense,

not lost after all,

float in misty greenness.

 

Two eyes open, coloured blooms

drift from dullblanched clones,

hovering, untethered,

while eyes strive to meld

the blurred and the bleached.

 

So many ways of seeing

even as colours fade

and light shrinks.

 

Macular Melancholia was written by Fiona Meehan. To view all pieces by this author you can view their profile page here

 

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