Incognito (Your Eyes Disguised)
by Cagy Sly
Why do you care who I am?
What is it that makes you hide
the color of your eyes
in sky blue hydro-gel?
Combing smooth your tussled hair
striking up an odd conversation on the pet isle at Wal Mart
inquiring about the breed I am feeding.
Each look, each question — a motive
I comply, casually converse
knowing full well it has nothing to do with dogs
unless you plan to get past my pet?
You are frantic… governed by paranoia
my own demons guarded , withering in chains
Why not introduce yourself
ask me outright
what you have spent so much effort to learn
I have no secrets
other than the fact that I know who you are
Fear not – I have a dungeon
full of mysteries
Tit for tat –
What do you see of me behind those tinted blue eyes?
Can you rest now?