Sunday Poem: A Trick of Light and Shade


A Trick of Light and Shade

The world is lost as we become anonymous
just some more blurred and faceless faces, the very edge
of yet another photograph. A mere disturbance

of light and chemicals that burns so easily
with only dust of our ashes left behind, all blown
and lost on the wind’s indifference. Or faded, sad

and left forgotten in the brittle yellowed pages
of just one more unopened photograph album
left hiding deep inside its jacket of dust and time

up high on a shelf where nobody will ever notice,
or hidden deep in a forgotten box left lost
in the furthest corner of the attic of

discarded memory and never once recalled,
or found again, as years all fall down one by one
to far too many decades of forgetfulness.

Published by David Hadley

A Bloke. Occasionally points at ducks.

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