A Photograph

by revbillcook

First you notice that her eyes – very large

appear much older than her face.

They look neither at the photographer nor at you.

………………………………..Rwanda survivor reports…

Behind her a child,

red dress and braids flaring

chases sea gulls.

……………………………….that the crunch…

Behind the child the sun rises

brilliant yellow in a pink sky

above a pale green sea.

……………………………..beneath her wheels…

Then you notice that her eyes – very large

look neither at the photographer nor at you.

They appear older than her face.

……………………………..was human.

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