Had I known the connection between the iris and the frontal lobe, I would have:
invited you on a midnight walk,
pointed at the North Star,
asked you to focus,
sat you down on a rock,
tilted your head back,
stood over you with a flashlight,
studied your pupils.
I would have found more contraction furrows
in thy frugal eyeballs.
Carla M. Cherry is an English teacher and poet from New York City who has been published on anderbo.com, Soar, and Obscura. She has also published a book of poetry, Gnat Feathers and Butterfly Wings. She hopes to earn an M.F.A. in Creative Writing.