eyes

i wish my eyes could see the views of mountains

i wish my eyes could see the waves pushing forward onto the shore

i wish my eyes could see the light of every sleeping hour from miles and miles away

i wish my eyes could see the warm light flashing from the sinking sun

i wish my eyes could see the dreams that people dream for themselves

i wish my eyes could see you, in a sea of what seems to be all love, hurt, hope, and rush of every dawn that comes

i wish my eyes could see myself standing in the midst of every breathing thing in this world

so that i may know

the life i want for myself before i leave it all to the blinding motions of every day

— because these eyes can only see for so long

Published by

Mikaela Chu

Writer | Based in Manila, PH