Once again in my dream
I saw you in your balcony
In the glow of the early evening sun
You had your paisley print dress
And you were leaning against the railings
Lost somewhere faraway, in thoughts.
I watched your abrupt smile
Eyes closed to the gentle cool breeze
Your twilight tresses coming loose
You lazily tucked it behind your ears.
There was something about you
That drew me in and tethered to you.
I wished I could live in your reveries
And see the world through your eyes
You stood still, unperturbed by the life below
Your gaze somewhere at the distant horizon.
You didn’t see the children playing
Or the road side vendors bargaining.
People walking their dogs,
Or the pensioners talking,
Seated on the benches along the side-walks.
My eyes trailed you from my open window
And my soul imbued with the image of you.
For my eyes were surrendering their vision,
Losing their sight to Fuch’s Endothelial Dystrophy.
Never did I know then, that you would give up.
And leap down from the same balcony.
Finally looking down, only to summon death.
Your eyes donated, restoring someone’s sight
And that someone would be me.
My wish granted,
Now seeing the world through your eyes.