The scavenger and the cyclops

My friend, the scavenger
says to me

Always sleep
with one eye open,
like a cyclops

I smile and tell her
all the cyclopes have
only one eye

my friend says

then carves out
her second eye

eats it
and falls asleep–

left to wonder, I
break into quiet laughter

That scavenger, oh!
but I do
admire her so