The Blindfold

I draw the curtains.     The room darkens, but
the mirror still reflects           a crescent moon.
I pull             the crescent out,        a rigid curve
that softens                        into a length of cloth.
I wrap the cloth around                         my eyes,
and I’m peering         through a crack in a wall
revealing                              a landscape of snow.




About Eduardo Corral

Eduardo C. Corral’s work has been honored with a Discovery/The Nation award and residencies from The MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. Slow Lightning, his first book of poems, won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. Yale University Press will publish the book in April 2012. Corral is a CantoMundo fellow, and a graduate of Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His work has appeared in The NationNew England Review, and Ploughshares. You can follow Corral and his work on his blog, Lorcaloca.



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“The Blindfold” © Eduardo Corral. Reprinted with permission by the author. This poem first appeared in The Laurel Review.