The Other side

When it arrived in the post
he unwrapped it
held it up to the light
looked through it

it said in the ad that it would change his life

He shook it and tapped it with his finger
he took out a knife and scraped its surface
red spots appeared in that surface
red spots you could not see
he tapped it on a table and then
feeling terribly frustrated dropped it on the floor
and watched it bounce on the floor

scratching his head he picked it up
and placed it carefully into his eye socket