“He taught me how to read people’s eyes.”
To know it’s never as it seems; it’s grey.
He told me, too, to hear beyond the words
of those who chose to obfuscate; betray.
He showed me when to peer beyond their veils
To delve ‘how’ water flows upstream and ‘why’.
He whispered softly, but I listened well,
My senses taut, I know now: It’s disguise.
He taught to strip illusions to their core,
My eyes have (sadly) seen the truth – and more.
Written for the speakeasy at Yeah Write. This week’s sentence prompt line: “He taught me how to read people’s eyes;” a provided by last week’s winner, Karen, must be used as the FIRST line in your piece. And the art prompt, which you will find below, is Waterfall, a lithograph by the master of impossible constructions, M.C. Escher.