Pupil Gifts By Ben Nardolilli

Making me illusions, the eyes
Open and control the fresh field
Of sight, giving me all
The lines and colors I need.

Two directors sharing one editor,
They work in combination,
Rarely blinking to argue
Over what is best to look at.

Up ahead, they make observations
When I look through the rain,
Leaving me the option
To see a curtain of beads instead.

Ben Nardolilli currently lives in Arlington, Virginia. His work has appeared in Perigee Magazine, Red Fez, Danse Macabre, The 22 Magazine, Quail Bell Magazine, Elimae, fwriction, THEMA, Pear Noir, The Minetta Review, and Yes Poetry. He has a chapbook, Common Symptoms of an Enduring Chill Explained, from Folded Word Press. He blogs at mirrorsponge.blogspot.com and is looking to publish his first novel.

Bay Laurel  /  Volume 2, Issue 1  /  Spring 2013