old photo
the smiles
I left behind

 

2 Responses

  1. Vera Constantineau Says:

    What a great poem Cynthia, I respond to this one on so many levels. Good work!

  2. Marion Clarke Says:

    I can imagine so many scenarios here—perhaps it is a photo of a smiling child, or parents of a person who moved to the other side of the world, or a carefree young woman in the years before meeting her abusive partner. Very effective.

    marion

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