MARINA GIPPS

Rookie (Chicago, Illinois)

The Beginning Of Our Picture - Poem by MARINA GIPPS

Some time ago, paper fused colors,
blending what should have been
a quiet slope echoing
distantly from now.

And I should have ignored
the river, the low
hills, just under the surface,

the marks of your kisses
making me a leper,
tissues of my limbs that held
what was once you.

See how we both smiled
in that photograph?
Arm in arm, content,
for that well-lit
shock of a second...

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Comments about The Beginning Of Our Picture by MARINA GIPPS

  • Lucy Burrow (11/13/2005 5:26:00 PM)


    Oh Marina, How a photograph can stir a lost memory, and so well described - I especially liked the first 3 lines. Just Great.
    Regards, Lucy
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 13, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, February 20, 2006


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