Dear reader,

Your eyes are Bilbo’s hobbit hole
in the home of Bag End
located of Bagshot Row
in Hobbiton,
which is in the Shire,
which is in Middle Earth.

They are the wardrobe to Narnia,
the front doors to Hogwarts
and the brick wall that opens
to reveal Diagon Alley.

They are the Indigo Dragon
the is taking me to Avalon
and beyond.

Your eyes are both
the key and the door
to Mr. Carven’s garden
long after Mary has nursed
the crocuses, snowdrops,
and daffydowndillys
back to bloom.

They are Ponyboy’s home,
and Johnny’s memory,

and my memory
of the day I met you
in the DFW airport
located in Texas
in the United States,
which is on the planet Earth
which is in the sol system
which is in the Milky Way
which is in your universe

and Bilbo’s
and Harry’s
and Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy’s
and John, Charles, and Jack’s
and Mary’s
and Ponyboy’s
and my
universe

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