I take the first layer of glass –

that diffuse disguise that prevents the venom –

and I see another glass layer

 

again, I take it

and then another

and another

 

glass after glass

the bluish eyes –

reminiscences of the holocaust –

persist in their cynicism

 

tyranny has colour

together with misery

 

If I could for a minute penetrate the iris I would kill you

but I took the medicine that retards me

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