All you had to do was zoom in... You would have seen that my smiling mask was cracking.. My bright eyes were dimming.. My very soul was fading.. Maybe you could have saved me. Maybe you could have listened. To think... All you had to do was zoom in...
rain illuminates the pathway by virtue of street lights iridescent in the vapour past the drug dealers house to the dark shadows of conifers whose outline hides the shape of potential muggers lying in wait I watch through the arrow slit of the bathroom transom window of my fortress home cleaning my teeth while my ring doorbell's paranoid cyclops eye keeps vigil
That brief moment Walking into the shaded apartment to find you reading in flannel And everything in me jumps The camera obscura of my iris snaps, Suspending you in amber light. The tapered elegance of your fingers across a page A glint of Versailles blue-gold eyes And fortified ramparts of your shoulders. I will carry this vestige with me In a petticoat pocket Until we are old And your arms do not lift me as you just did The last strand of your hair is silver And your cheeks sink with age like your father’s. These small gems of youth Of promise To keep in a sleeve until they are needed And the mirrors show reflections we cannot change
the sky was blue birds that looked like strokes of black ink painted their way through the air, the golden sun glinting off of their inky brushstroke wings proud and defiant like a person who knows their mind
i laid on the deck, face-up camera in hand trying to capture these fleeting beings of freedom only for the paint to drip too fast ending up blurred in the lens, but those golden glints, snapped and stored away forever
i was lying down on the deck when a bunch of birds starting soaring in the sky. it felt like freedom