"Only Her Smiles Remain"

by Jeph Johnson

 

 

I took over

one thousand 

photographs

of her smiling 

for me.

 

And though 

each one has 

proved fraudulent

over time,

they document 

a non-linear reality

I choose to believe 

still exists somewhere. 

 

I'm not putting 

any more work

into a relationship

she's abandoned.

 

That's why I refuse 

to remove them

from my scrapbook.

 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

2017 

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Starward's picture

I have experienced something

I have experienced something like this, a long time ago.  You state it very well.


Starward

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