Alien Eyes

What if you read the world through another sense?  What about smell? What would your world look like then?  From a challenge at dVerse

Alien Eyes

Sniff sniff I can smell their fear.

Sniff sniff I can smell their hope.

I can smell their desires seeping

through their unfurred thin skins.

 

Head cocked I can hear their hearts.

Head tilted I can hear their breath.

I can hear their nervous swallow

down from a dry weak mouth.

 

Whiskers twitch I sense their heat.

Whiskers twitch I sense their pain.

I can sense their body changing

from waiting to fighting to flight.

 

My eyes don’t see so well.

I don’t get these wild patterns

and colors they wear and wave.

 

My eyes don’t see so well.

I don’t understand their need

to be changing their shape.

 

My senses, alien and strong,

capture what they think

they are hiding from me

but they only

hide it  from

themselves.

copyright 2012 Shanyn Silinski

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