sidewalk (x-ray eyes)

X ray eyes
are feared,
despised;
a nervous dance
of eyes
averting glances.
Faces and
looks
are feared
like laser sights
precisely aimed,
shedding light
on private spaces.
In virginal shyness
eyelids wilt
in shame
and guilt
and silence

c. 2001, 2008 Evan Gilling

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