The Photograph: A Wish for Stillness
Originally published in the January 2013 issue of Empirical
The wing of the plane cut the sunrise
but couldn’t diminish the aurora
its orange, its yellow. Everything is on its way
But look, the stanchions
on the bridge,
like children waiting to throw stones,
in the lake foretelling the clamor of their lives.
of bare winter, its illusion could convince
nothing would change, but reflections
in the water
shimmy, wriggle, promising, promising.
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