I never envisioned
a sunset without oranges and reds and yellows.
I never thought blurry vision could be
anything but a view through streaming tears.
And I never dreamed I might not see your smile again
or see the love in your eyes as you look into mine.
However, as we oftentimes do,
I had taken something precious for granted.
I lost sight of things for just a little while,
though I’m sure it was a gift in disguise, for
I learned to cherish my eyesight, each and every day.