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looking at your photograph

~there is always
that one photo
that floats around the house,

that when you pick it up,
picks up with it
a storm of memories

and jumbled feelings.

Still it floats
in random spaces,
lying in wait,

like a lioness
ready to pounce,
awaiting its prey

Cross reference: same poem (or at least same feeling; different words and different time-place)

I still can't look at your photograph
without choking up or getting ill
could I ever seriously consider
giving up my affections for you
why have you gone, so abruptly ahead?

Gazing upon your visage, on print
all knotted up and confused still
my emotions, rambling wild river
gaining us words no longer true
why am I left here with heart unfed?


Poetry by arquious
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Written on 2015-04-27 at 20:37

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Both of these are truly good poems. So so true! Love them.

Lawrence Beck The PoetBay support member heart!
Both of these are quite nicely written. I prefer the first. I like its cooler tone.

Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
Very nice. Photographs induce time travel of a kind. Sometimes painful sometimes happy. Thanks for sharing.

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
This is so well written. You have pared down the words to their vibrant core. Bent them perfectly to your needs in these poems.

I love these so much:)