I looked with your eyes

Iudeis/Romano eyes

Eyes that never

Saw

Clearly

What I see now


Eyes that clouded

Themselves

With fear and

L o n g i n g

To be alone/together


I gazed with your eyes

Mi pulchrissime

(As you would have said)

And saw

Blood-built,

Blood-kept,

Blood-stained

Arches


Like the

Broken backs

That formed their shape

And here I lay and wept

(If only in voice)


I watched with my eyes

And saw only

The sun

The sun in a blue sky

On a perfect day


I trailed my sight

Across, between, along

The smooth stone

And grooves that

Screamed of ages