Third Eye

we have two eyes
 
at least some people do
 
 
some people would look at him
 
and see a damaged boy
 
incapable of loving fully
 
incapable of investing fully
 
only capable of spreading confusion
 
and spreading warmth at his own convenience 
 
 
a mama’s boy at heart
 
but still disrespecting the women he dates
 
forgetting they’ll be a mama one day too
 
 
 
but not me
 
 
 
we have two eyes
 
at least some people do
 
 
 
but I have a third eye
 
 
 
the third eye
 
when you can see beyond a person
 
beyond the front they put up
 
 
 
the ability to see past the truth
 
or what you wanted to be the truth
 
 
 
you can see good in all
 
and make connections with the damaged
 
taking any bad
 
pushing it aside
 
 
you see no red flags 
 
even though everyone tells you they are there
 
 
 
what a blessing it is
 
to see beyond the damaged
 
to understand that there is more to them
 
than what other people make them out to be
 
 
 
what a curse it is
 
to believe there is good in all
 
to not want to understand that some people 
 
won’t change
 
 
no amount of time
 
you give
 
no amount of comfort 
 
you give
 
no amount of you
 
you give 
 
can fix someone incapable of goodness
 
 
 
the curse wasn’t when he walked into your life
 
the curse was seeing someone clearly for who they are
 
and letting the third eye see otherwise
 
 
you saw what you wanted to see
 
not what was real
 
that’s the curse that comes along with 
 
seeing good in all
 
 
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