creases in life

an old photograph of kids who are now older than when it was taken…this is about the wrinkles and creases in the photo…but it is also about me.
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creases in life
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creases streaked like lightening
from north to south breaking the hills
in a sepia moment from yesterday
where five small children sat eternally still
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like barbed wired fingers of evil,
wrinkles crawled to dead-weed spaces
while one behind the camera looked on
to capture waiting innocent children’s faces
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I discovered just a glimpse into days gone by
when photographs were so easily broken
and as in long-lost memories laid aside
tears followed where words were left unspoken