Through the lens of this powerful microscope,
an eyelash comes to life, becomes
a teeming multicoulored universe,
creatures unaware of me until this moment,
as I have been of them,
though they’re as close as my own eye.
This was written as part of the 20 Poem Challenge.
Robbi Nester is the author of an ekphrastic chapbook titled Balance (White Violet, 2012) and other poetry collections. Her work has been published widely in journals and anthologies, including Cimarron Review, Broadsided, Silver Birch Press, Poemeleon, and Inlandia.
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