POEM 353: 
I Know Why A Blind Man Smiles 

if a sunlight drops into a blind man’s eye

will he see the light or a glowing dark?
this question and more jog in my heart
morn, noon, eventide
he’s blind and old
the melody of light awakens his sightless eye
like fingers running on piano keys
the warmth of light caress his skin
i know this because he sings along
a duet of sunrise and smiles
he lifts up his head into the sky
bathing in that which he cannot see
a smile breaks across his wrinkled face
leaving cracks of unseen imaginations
he mumbles words punctuated with smiles
his ancient eyes that do not see
star gazing into monochrome imaginations
the light he seek is not for him to see
so he feels it’s warmth on his face
and hears it’s brightness 
he knows the sound of dawn at heart
so he sings along with a knowing smile
as the sun crawls east to west
seeking what is never to be
that gaze into the sky not seen,
the break of day and set of dawn
memories of what’s not seen once and will never see
I know why the blind man smiles
he sees no reason to be sad
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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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