Corrective Lenses, and: Eleven Years After, and: Everything Golden Is Spilled

Corrective Lenses, and: Eleven Years After, and: Everything Golden Is Spilled Rebecca Foust Corrective Lenses I miss my astigmatism, cubist distortion that tells a more complex truth--vision unprefixed by ``re'' sharper than vision corrected, water in cataract fracturing light into rainbows-- how thought locks up when boxed into a square, white page. I miss my first drafts, early years unglossed by marginalia. Now, let's triangulate: start with what Mom taught me about right (white before Labor Day) and wrong (white after). Add in Dad's lesson, how to live a whole lifetime in hock. Then, the blind luck of a train that arrived to carry me o from the wrong side of the tracks. Measure the distance from home to no money divided by winning the marrying-well lottery. There's Lasik and other high-tech fixes, peeling layers like a sweet onion. Give us a glass eye or two, to spare others the sight of dead eyes, dead eyes, dead eyes--Orphan Annie, Joe Palooka, their Basilisk gaze--can you believe those guys were meant to be funny? In second sight, the eyes speak in tongues. That goes with blind faith, and the blind leading the blind along a long limb already beginning to bow. And below, empty boots and bones sifting sand in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Prairie Schooner University of Nebraska Press

Corrective Lenses, and: Eleven Years After, and: Everything Golden Is Spilled

Prairie Schooner, Volume 86 (4) – Jan 26, 2012

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Rebecca Foust Corrective Lenses I miss my astigmatism, cubist distortion that tells a more complex truth--vision unprefixed by ``re'' sharper than vision corrected, water in cataract fracturing light into rainbows-- how thought locks up when boxed into a square, white page. I miss my first drafts, early years unglossed by marginalia. Now, let's triangulate: start with what Mom taught me about right (white before Labor Day) and wrong (white after). Add in Dad's lesson, how to live a whole lifetime in hock. Then, the blind luck of a train that arrived to carry me o from the wrong side of the tracks. Measure the distance from home to no money divided by winning the marrying-well lottery. There's Lasik and other high-tech fixes, peeling layers like a sweet onion. Give us a glass eye or two, to spare others the sight of dead eyes, dead eyes, dead eyes--Orphan Annie, Joe Palooka, their Basilisk gaze--can you believe those guys were meant to be funny? In second sight, the eyes speak in tongues. That goes with blind faith, and the blind leading the blind along a long limb already beginning to bow. And below, empty boots and bones sifting sand in

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