My eyes betray My heart and mind, They reveal too much. Others can read me As an open book And mock at me, Pour ridicule And unclothe me. Unable to defend I shed silent tears, But thus glistened My eyes reveal all That is more of me I intend to hide. When I close my eyes I often see me languishing In make-believe worlds; I see dreams That hurt my psyche, The pleasant I see Is not pleasing And the unpleasant Scare me. I seek the rare; I long for Dreamless sleeps.