Alice Fulton


Yours & Mine - Poem by Alice Fulton

Through your lens the sequoia swallowed me
like a dryad. The camera flashed & forgot.
I, on the other hand, must practice my absent-
mindedness, memory being awkward as a touch
that goes unloved. Lately your eyes have shut
down to a shade more durable than skin's. I know you
love distance, how it smooths. You choose an aerial view,
the city angled to abstraction, while I go for the close
exposures: poorly-mounted countenances along Broadway,
the pigweed cracking each hardscrabble backlot.
It's a matter of perspective: yours is to love me
from a block away & mine is to praise the grain-
iness that weaves expressively: your face.


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  • Shakil Ahmed (12/3/2015 9:19:00 AM)


    well penned, thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 3, 2015



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