Saturday, August 25, 2012

City Scenes XXVI: Waiting For The Green Light

Photo ©2012 R. Burnett Baker  
Taken by R. Baker, Monroe Ave. Rochester, NY
April 2012.

at the cross-walk: 
prodigal son

joy reflects one instant for those alive 

and counted, sharing the range

of emotion we cannot find in you 

for we can not find you.  was it two 

or three now, years, you vanishing 

like so many tales of devious millionaires

or young girls gone missing, but you

were neither (are neither)?  all children 

since are grown or growing, their 

laughter synonymous with fading 

memory.  captured in photos,  tempered joy 

is a hostage to truth beneath 

laugh-lines, those salient moments 

we cling to as life-lines for hope.    

Poem ©2012 R. Burnett Baker 

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