Sunday, January 3, 2016

In the Stillness of the Gaze

Photo of Haitian man, and inspiration, 
courtesy of the artist, Steven Baboun.

In the Stillness of the Gaze

So much emotion,
held in the stillness,
in the stare—in the gaze.
Beneath the armor of intimidation,
The Light breaches through the gaze,
through the stillness, through the resolution,
through the old age—through the haze.

The hope we hold, that when we are older,
our eyes speak our stories, and our stare reflects
the struggles, the successes, the scars,
the blood, the sweat, and the tears that are ours.

© December 28, 2015, Robbie Pruitt

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