Greyson Sweetbrook 9
an eye opening for the first time
is worth how much?
think of all that you ever saw,
remember the cruel competition,
recall the weak one dying
a thousand trillion times,
and look on his face
of abandonment and betrayal
of the good, and the just
--his mother coaxing him.
a world where good boys
fall asleep and think of happy
things. imagine him now facing
whatever has walked alone as a child,
a man, or any of the countless
sentient feelers--of all that ever was
is it worth an eye first opening?