My glasses are black, with purple on the inside rims. Plastic, not metal frames. They’re kind of bulky, they even slip down my nose once or twice an hour. They’re two different bifocal prescriptions in the lenses.

with purple on the inside rims. Plastic, not metal frames. They’re kind of bulky, they even slip down my nose once or twice an hour. They’re two different bifocal prescriptions in the lenses.

Plastic, not metal frames. They’re kind of bulky, they even slip down my nose once or twice an hour. They’re two different bifocal prescriptions in the lenses.

They’re kind of bulky, they even slip down my nose once or twice an hour. They’re two different bifocal prescriptions in the lenses.

They’re two different bifocal prescriptions in the lenses.

I use them to see,

but sometimes, I don’t want to see.

Sometimes, I don’t like to see.

I take them off, and the world becomes blurred, distant, out of focus, and all I can see are the things up close and near to me.

and the world becomes blurred, distant, out of focus, and all I can see are the things up close and near to me.

the world becomes blurred, distant, out of focus, and all I can see are the things up close and near to me.

It helps me see differently, because this way, I can’t see weird men creeping on me, or the girls giving me dirty glares from across the hall.

or the girls giving me dirty glares from across the hall.

the girls giving me dirty glares from across the hall.

I won’t see the profanity written on signs,

nor, will I see the awful insults written across bathroom stalls.

will I see the awful insults written across bathroom stalls.

I will see figures, and smudges,

I  will see the world in my own corner,

rather than all at once.

It’s slower this way,

easier this way,

more peaceful this way.

Seeing differently I mean.