I loved to watch her

when she made those eyes

She started with the upper eyelid,

painting the lash line in black

that ended in a sharp wing

A true piece of Art


I tried to make those eyes

on my dolls with a felt-tip pen,

messing up their beautiful dollfaces

My later experiments to create

an equal mother's eyes-like

aesthetic appearance,

ended up in dark cloths and spots

 I finally acknowledged I would

 never reach this state of perfection


 My mom told me today how proud

 she always has been of me

 We're not much alike my child, she said

 but you really have my eyes


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