I have witnessed so many deaths, but I am here to look you in the eye.
What do you see? What do I see?
My eyes are for seeing, I cannot turn away.
I look onto a world overflowing misery and pain, but I will not blink.
My view is timeless, I am here in the past, in the present, forever.
I look out as the winds of change bring new conquerors.
Always tracking in blood and destruction.
Who will witness when I am gone? Where is my legacy?
Tell the world to see us, to be with us for one hour.
Peek out behind half-closed lids, take in what you can and leave the rest.
I will stare truth in the eye for you, so that you may sleep for me.
Rosalyn Falcon Collier
August 4, 2007
Reflection on Darfur Photo Exhibit:
Looking Genocide in the Eye
at Viva! Art Gallery