Near Or Far

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Never a doubt in my mind
How I’d spend all of my time
Born to look deeper in people’s two peepers
Figurin’ out which ones is blind

Same thing one day to the next
Gettin’ their blinkers both checked
Have ‘em look closer at the words on the poster
And send ‘em off wearin’ new specs

Plenty see near others real far
Me I just measure the distance
Cross every T dot the eyes in the chart
Grateful I’m makin’ a difference

Twenty twenty since I was born
But I know that ain’t really the norm
So I keep grandma’ drivin’ by wisely prescribin’
New lenses and rims made of horn

Folks rarely see crystal clear
Except in the old rearview mirror
Yes that’s a metaphor but still I won’t settle for
Lettin’ their sight disappear

Plenty see near others real far
Me I just measure the distance
Cross every T dot the eyes in the chart
Grateful I’m makin’ a difference

Better train all my assistants
How to keep eyes outta’ trouble
Otherwise who’s gonna’ fix it
If I should start seein’ double


 - November 2020 -                                                                                                                       #420