My eyes open to the possibilities,
to the good that has begun
and the good that can be done.
My eyes open to the kindness,
to the smiles on their faces,
and the warmth of their embraces.
But my eyes open to my world –
an improperly capable boss,
an uncontrollably scattered junior,
an untrustworthy and compassionless senior –
And I want my eyes to close, because my heart is already there.