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Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Horror/Scary · #2117702
The Khmer Rouge have a new way to keep track of their citizens.
"Angkar [the government] has the many eyes of the pineapple." -Khmer Rouge propaganda slogan, found in Pol Pot's Little Red Book: The Sayings of Angkar, by Henri Locard.

Many-Eyed

Hanging off tree limbs
Dangling in the road
Pasted onto stoplights
Looking at cars go, go, go

Though you want to look away
There's no way you can
These Eyes that spy have stories to tell
So you must listen, look at them

They run with invisible tears
From the acid used to wash them out
And now hang with little eye-nooses threaded through
Not unlike their former hosts' bodies strung up
Above the muck

Don't look too closely
Tarry not!
Or you may just find
A familiar eye or two

They'll keep an eye on you!
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