a progress

 

wire-rimmed

pink-tinged

tortoise-shelled

 

bi-focalled

tri-focalled

progressive-lensed

 

phacoemulsification, interocular insertion

works; until they’re closed

cotton-balled, capped, glued shut.

 

Richard Toth lives in Bathurst, New Brunswick, Canada. He has won prizes from The Writer’s Federation of New Brunswick and The Ontario Poetry Society. His work has appeared in a number of print literary journals and is online at The Feathertale Review, blue skies poetry, The Oral Tradition, Stanley The Whale, The Red River Review, Anthropomorphic Dreams, and is upcoming at Maybe 40 Below. “A Kind of Love Story, With Incursions by the Writer,” a novel, was published by wolfonwater in 2012.

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