May 18, 2008
By Adela Wu, Arcadia, CA

She carries that extraordinary machine
With its Cyclopean eye
Everywhere she goes,
Pausing in the flow of everyday life,
Peering through the small window:
One centimeter by one centimeter.
Smiles are her weakness,
People, her template,
The world, her canvas.
She must remember it all—
Half-finished laughter,
Faces with unspoken words and
All the fleeting moments,
All the brief days
Save them-
Like capturing the ocean's wave,
Catching the wind with only fingertips—
Every single click,
Every single memory.

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