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On Others' Mantle-Pieces

July 15, 2014
By Apollemoog SILVER, Yonkers, New York
Apollemoog SILVER, Yonkers, New York
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Favorite Quote:
“Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all” -Philip Pullman

I see people take photos in public
And a lot of the time
I stand back to give them space
I don’t want to ruin the image

But sometimes I’ll walk right by
And as the camera flashes
I realize
I’ve become part of a moment
A piece of time
Set in place
A stranger in a foreign year

I travel between memories
Of strangers I’ll never meet
A vagabond through the photos
On others’ mantle-pieces

I wonder,
Would we ever feel
As Alone as we do
If we realized
How many pictures we have of each other?

Say ‘Cheese’!

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