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The Girl and the Loved Object

January 22, 2019
By Tweeny42 SILVER, Campbell, California
Tweeny42 SILVER, Campbell, California
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disapointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain


The object was found on its way to a truck

Full of forgotten

Unwanted things.

A girl picks it up

Looks at the box that held it.

See how her eyes light up

As she reads the words

Painted to the top.

She opens the box.

Take a glimpse as she holds the object

Delicately

In her hand.

She turns a knob on the top right corner

Attempting to turn it on.

The object does not cooperate.

She loves it still.

Her hand moves to the front of the object

Where a cylinder pokes out of the box-like shape.

It wants to capture her art.

She knows it will never do that.

She loves it still.

See how she turns it around in her hand

Inspecting it

She reads the words made in Thailand

On the bottom

And is grateful

For those workers

Who somehow got the object to

Her.

She puts the item back in its original

Hiding place.

Kept inside those layers of painted on cardboard

And styrofoam.

The last she sees of her new object is the word

Nikon.

And she loves it even more.


The author's comments:

Long ago, I found an old camera on its way into a goodwill truck, asked if I could have it, and happily took it home. This is that story.


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on Mar. 27 2019 at 3:07 pm
Tweeny42 SILVER, Campbell, California
6 articles 1 photo 11 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Twenty years from now you will be more disapointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

good poem