You look furtively at the other ones’ eyes
Their brown eyes mysterious and deep
Thoughts and feeling you know nothing about
Even though you tried hard to make them forget
They remember the earth, her mountains, rivers, green grass, soaring eagles, dark caves, animals running free and wild
You hope the eyes do not look too deeply into yours.
The eyes stare back at you… unfathomable
The otherness that you avoid.
You control the world, why care about the others’ eyes
Restless, you stare out into space
But you come back to the others’ eyes
There is a peace there … a deep knowing
The brown eyes of the brown earth
Caring, you think.
Calm, yet wondering
Will you speak to the others’ eyes?
©2021. Virginia Robles-Villalba aka Virginia Rosario