My Left Eye (4/13/13)

My left eye is swelling
Like a torpedo
From keeping secrets.
They’re escaping
Despite my reluctance
To create
And talk.
My left eye is reddened
Sore and hot
Stories are collecting like tears
I rub my eye
Hoping for release.
My left eye is tight
The skin is shiny
Stories simmering beneath.

About Avery Cassell

Avery Cassell is a queer butch San Francisco writer, poet, cartoonist, and artist who grew up in Iran.
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