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Sight Unseen

My glasses are for distance;
I remove them when I read.
I couldn’t drive without them, though – 
That much is guaranteed.

Yet when I sit down for a meal,
My glasses have to go.
They bother me when eating,
Although why, I do not know.

It’s really quite annoying
In a restaurant, ‘cause hey – 
I don’t know where to put them
Where they won’t get in the way.

There’s only so much table space
And it seems like a pain
To have them hung around my neck
On some fahcocta* chain.

I guess they’d rest upon my head
But they’d mess up my hair.
I wouldn’t feel too comfortable
If they were perched up there.

If I rated all my problems,
This is bottom of the slate,
But I’m sure that there are other
Glasses-wearers who’d relate.

*ridiculous

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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 2:52:00 PM
    Bifocals for up close and far. And always when I'm in the car. But when I'm at the table conversatin'. They just get in the way of my relatin'.

  1. Date: 10/15/2012 9:20:00 AM
    I love how your mind wonders/wanders... always entertaining :)

  1. Date: 10/14/2012 9:31:00 AM
    Mine are just the opposite---for reading. My son taught be to hang them by a temple, from the top of my shirt. Enjoyed, Ilene

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 10:42:00 PM
    with the way i'm using the computer, i migh be a glass-wearer soon though hope not... a beautiful rendition of a slice of life's reality... shine on!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 8:11:00 PM
    Oh yeah...let 'em dangle on a string while eating and then they're full of crumbs and spills to boot! Always enjoy your take on things, thanks for sharing, John

  1. Date: 10/13/2012 9:31:00 AM
    An annoying problem, indeed. You have playfully entertained us with your well-wrought work! Good job.