I wear my glasses regularly because…

My glasses are a bulletproof vest from the world around me,
That when taken off I completely feel vulnerable,
Like I’d been playing a part all along,
and this time I had to play myself,
I question who I am through the blur that is now my vision,
Unsure of my actions when I couldn’t see others reaction,
My glasses are not an addiction,
But my covering from those around me,
Their unfaithful actions never match their words,
Their laughter never meets their eyes,
C’est tout faux,
I feel the need to observe before I fall into a trap that I may never get out of,
I realized that day that I trust a select few,
If I’m comfortable without my protection with you, then you’re one of them.

-Dumebi A.

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