My Eyelids Are Wide Open

Show us the world, my eyeballs say.

We want to see everything. We want to see the blue sky, the clouds. We want to look directly in the sun. We want to stare at it.

Are you sure, I ask my eyeballs.

Yes! they say.

Ooh, the ocean, they scream, distracted. We want to look at the ocean. We want to look at the waves.

Here, eyeballs, I say. Look at these waves up close.

The ocean floor, they scream. Yes, show us the ocean floor. We want to see the ocean floor.

They are very demanding, my eyeballs. But I accomodate.