‘The eye is like the weather,’ I tell my eye doctor.
‘I see clouds, mist, flashes of light.’
She looks in my eye that
as always is the case here,
has been dripped with stuff,
and she pokes. Is she taking them out
to have a closer look? She might?
I suspect she has a son who collects marbles.
Am I losing mine? I have visions
of a boy rolling eyes
over the hospital floor.
She then sends me home,
saying that my eye is leaking.
‘Pardon?’ I ask halfway the door.
That my eye is leaking alright,
from behind. The white stuff
is moving in front of my lens.
It might be six months
till it is over, it could get worse
I might need a laser,
not sure yet, no worries,
I could get blind. We shake hands
and, as if we are friends now sharing,
‘Have a nice weekend!’ she says.
‘I hope the weather will be fine
and dry, see you again!’
and I walk out, with both my marbles
but a mess.
No, it won’t rain.
Just flashes of lightning,
fog, and the occasional cloud
Right now, daylight
is enough to blind me
for hours of fear.
Do I have, will this be,
a retina tear?
I have this cloud and flashes since late June. I am getting used to it 🙂