the eyes of the master…

eyes of the master

slave’s eyeballs
plucked out
replaced
with
his master’s eyes
so
each time
he passes a mirror
he sees
a less
than human
worthless man
unable
to stand
alone
to speak
in tones
of freedom
or
walk upright
with pride
but rather
with a stride
as if
shackled
and
bearing
his master’s
weight