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Old Photographs

12.06.18 Posted in today's words by

Ann Christine Tabaka’s most recent poem to appear here was “The One Who Wields the Sword” (November 2018).

Old Photographs
By Ann Christine Tabaka

Trapped beneath a curtain
of crepuscular remembrances,
an eerie sensation—looking
back on old photographs.

A black and white specter
of a life I no longer recognize,
touched with shades of gray.

Vacant eyes staring back
at me from an inaccessible
realm. A world long forgotten.

Wrangled images—a lamentable
parenthesis of my existence.
Ephemeral emotions overwhelm,
then enact acedia.

A deep breath exhales. I wipe
my memories clean. Then,
once more remove all
evidence of my past life.

Box closed.
Drawer shut.
Life continues . . .

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