I wear sunglasses to protect my eyes from strong sunlight, like most of us. A few people wear them as a disguise, or to hide their expressions. They are worn on beaches, at rock concerts, at airports, with sometimes surprising results …
if I take my shades off
people are surprised
so I replace them
and disappear into obscurity
it’s a gift of to be undetected
until someone trips over my feet
because I haven’t seen them
behind their dark glasses
photo by Jon Weston
‘A Bedroom of Searchlights’: poetry. This collection draws a picture of the poet’s divorced mother, an artist with two children, who struggled with poverty, war, and the realities of daily life, yet still found beauty and comfort in her garden, and her art.
From Inanna Publications, 2016.