Heavy Eyes

Sodden with saddening sights

And drowning in disappointment.

The weight of your eyes

Could not be hefted by a hundred men.


The volume of your thousand tears

Could drown all the fish in the sea.

Your heavy eyes,

Heavy with dead white weight,

Heavy with a fresh winter snow—

Pristine and pure and dreary and dead.


Who would guess you still bleed red

After holding the weight of your gaze?

Drenched in disappointment,

Sodden with half-hearted sorrow,


Your heavy eyes

Could sink nations into the seas.


This poem is about: 
My family
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