Remedy for Bright Eyes.

                    I cannot look up -- 
                cannot even lift my eyes -- 
                        to the sun, 
                     or the night sky. 

                  Instead, I look away -- 
                       tears flow -- 
                streaming down in rivulets, 
                    dark salty things -- 
                 mixed with blood and fear. 

                         They fall, 
                      and I follow -- 

                       looking down. 

                  Bereft of friendship -- 
                       companions -- 

                      and bright eyes.