by Kevin T McEneaney
In antique days poets said that the eye
functioned as portal whereby love entered:
quick as an arrow, shot by Cupid!
The world record holder, Lars Andersen,
can shoot three arrows in .6 seconds,
yet that is not as fast as dear Cupid,
since the eye requires a tenth of a second
time lag before neurons get the picture.
That old blink of an eye as a cliché
contains certain scientific cachet.
And the eye as a portal of the soul
sustains its smug, august reputation.
Sometimes there is wisdom in old cliché,
while we search prudent for a better way….