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When the Mind's Eye is Blind

My exterior passes all tests So it seems like I’m fine But something’s amiss About my unsound mind. My visions intact My eyes have always worked right Except that mentally I’m without sight. You want to play a game? You care to try it out? If I say elephant Can you picture its snout? Concentrating intently Am I doing this right? All these mental gymnastics But my brain won’t bite. I have to speak the truth Though to me it’s not a surprise I can still remember your face Though I can’t visualize. Somehow I knew it back then I felt it right from the start The impression you made Was inscribed on my heart. It’s true I’ve sunk deeper than sewers Caught up like hair in a drain When you’re in-it-to-win-it It’s hard to see you’re insane. But the memory of you Was never far from my thoughts I regret it took me this long To connect the dots. If I held out my hand in the dark Would you know I was there? Perhaps stop to reconsider How much it would hurt you to care? It’s a living hell without your presence And I can’t handle the heat I’m stronger when you’re behind me It’s like my vision’s complete.

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