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Milestone

A photo made an ache in me,
Though there is nothing sad
About the subject-
Five years old
In turning point garbs,
A tassel against
Her ruddy round cheek,
In a color whose name
Turns over with the decades.
The melancholy
Is only with the viewer,
Flexing fingers
With a need to stretch
Across the meridian
And sweep the ornament
From her delicate arcing brow.
She’s a lot like me, I’m told.

Comments

I can really realte to that - the melancholy being in the viewer.
Rax said…
been there so many times as well. beautifully captured. a piece of the soul gets trapped in a photo some say. just a thought. great write as usual.:)

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