deepundergroundpoetry.com

Empty Eyes

Canyons filled with empty eyes
silent visionaries knowing all
while keeping secrets of their own
behind staid curtains of the soul

witness to the gods’ downfall
evicted while the cyclone roared
still the walls stood upright
monuments to the contrite

with no regard of what’s beyond
the void containing all the world
this empty echo that resonates
to the chords of sleeping beasts

damning all with vacant hearts
while keeping lairs in the dark
shutters hiding lurking mouths
desiring naught while seeing all.

© 2019. Sean Green. All Rights Reserved. 20190716.
poetryaccident
Written by poetryaccident (Poetry Accident)
Published
Author's Note
The poem “Empty Eyes” was inspired by a 1940 untitled photo by Aaron Siskind. The source material was an outside of shot of building walls, evoking a human canyon-cave.
All writing remains the property of the author. Don't use it for any purpose without their permission.
likes 0 reading list entries 0
comments 0 reads 98
Commenting Preference: 
The author encourages honest critique.

Latest Forum Discussions
SPEAKEASY
Today 8:00pm by the5thRiddler
SPEAKEASY
Today 7:57pm by JohnnyBlaze
COMPETITIONS
Today 6:41pm by wallyroo92
COMPETITIONS
Today 6:38pm by Frustrated_prole
SPEAKEASY
Today 6:31pm by Kinkpoet
SPEAKEASY
Today 6:29pm by EdibleWords