Old Photographs Stare Like Death by Ben Rasnic

Old photographs stare like death
from the pages of a high school
yearbook that read as an obituary
for Youth.

It is midnight and I am glancing
through the gallery recalling the faces
of old friends and past lovers
and I touch them

as if I was touching Death.
I close the book as if
I were the sealing the lid
on a coffin.

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2 Responses to “Old Photographs Stare Like Death by Ben Rasnic”

  1. last line is pure brautigan

  2. Wow! A powerful image. A reminder that time takes us all. Why are we still fighting and killing each other?

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