I spot a life going bad, mine, sort of,
obscured by dark pits on the front
of my eyes. They swim across,
slowly erase good choices I’ve made,
blind a bit with every blink.
A whole spatter ruins my view
as I gaze skyward, them back and forth
in the foreground, Rorschaching
fluffed white clouds sable —
inkblots with Sharpies
clearly intent on turning
even my peripheral memories black.