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Evening News by Shirley Rickett

Posted in Shirley Rickett with tags on February 5, 2012 by Scot

At the end of the news
comes the pictures
and bios too short
to mention a life
or even to say
he was here, she was here.

Proud or funny faces,
often a uniform,
sometimes not,
when grieving hands
can’t find that photo.
If you squint
you might see them
playing with a dog,

holding a baby,
perhaps at a graduation
a camera in hand,
or at a reunion
the glass of wine
a few inches from the lips.