Blue Glass Eyes
Look at me with your blue glass eyes
And stare into my soul
What do you see when you look at me?
Do you even care to know?
I didn’t know it would be so hard
To find myself in your eyes
You’ve seen your face cast in marble and stone
And in the mirror, I am all alone
They’ll sing of your beauty and I will fight to be seen
As a body and soul with a life of my own
But you could never colonize me
No, you could never colonize me
I am a place of my own, not your home
Not for you to rest on my tired bones
So take all the land that you stole from me
And bury your pride so it won’t reach me
Emma Noelle Buhain is a singer/songwriter, analog photographer, and experimental filmmaker based between Manila and New York. She is currently working on an album of songs to be released post-pandemic.