Was what he told me sightlessness was like.
One day, he ran out of medication
Life-blood stopped reaching his eyes
He’d gone blind on that Ohio freeway
Semi-trailer parked on the cold road.
His sight illuminated but useless
Now he pays whatever price
To never miss a pill again.
What a disturbing thrill
When your own body subverts expectation.
Assuming a void, we don’t have to answer
“Where does the light come from?”