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The Photo Album

Published by AYIM5774 | Tuesday, October 16, 2012 11:11 AM


Written while sitting in a lecture hall class two weeks ago. :) Triggers: "These Unsaid Things", "Poetic License" Word Count: 100


They were children
then and now

Woman, man, together
remove the photo album
from its capsule
On front reads his
nervous handwriting, now only
shakier with time, and her’s,
through age,
grown bolder in its softness,
most elegant of Sharpie,
the same scrawls they’d send
over thousands of miles,
to lessen the gap there once was

Hands now shared, they flip
through this gift from their past,
present of retrospection
Held in each snapshot
are the smiles of old
Anchored as one to the memories,
they look forward
from those earlier days,
to the fulfilled promises
their youthful smiles foretold.



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