Focus on the Eyes

Focus on the Eyes

focus on the eyes
masking out the mouth
what expressions do we see?
what communications do we read?

sympathy and laughter
anger, sometimes hurt
puzzlement and wonder
tiredness and mirth

love and so much joy
gratitude and peace
every emotion
to hold onto or release

quiet long connections
or abrupt responses that can’t be hidden
the language of the eyes
can even have us do what we’ve been bidden

perhaps we do not need to speak
as we can communicate with our eyes
the total honesty of expressed emotions
does not need to be disguised

gagi     02/15/21