POLAROID 

 

Camera stands to capture

all the memory cannot hold

Stand. Strike. Flash

before we fade.
I hold a younger you

in my older hands;
lips

just settling after a smile

and your eyes;

forever with questions

I couldn’t answer
and now

all that stands

is our silence;

for the voice

is never part of the Polaroid.

 

All words by Damien B. Donnelly.

Photograph taken at the Irving Penn exhibition at Grand Palais Paris

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