Cusco Moments

Burnt orange rooftops

Shadowed alleys, stairways leading up

Fresh lime wedges squeezed on ceviche

Stretched out in courtyards enjoying the sun

Patina tower tops against a backdrop of drifting clouds

Alpaca softness against my skin

Focusing on children’s smiles through camera lenses 

Inca Trail memories still simmering in my head

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Originally posted August 14, 2015

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She Took Black and White Photos

She took black and white photos

Her lense searching for a cure

Zooming in and out of a life that felt alone

Despite the perfect picture in a shiny frame

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She took black and white photos

Because it was easier not to feel

A reflection of herself inside

Looking colorless in a mirror

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She took black and white photos

Would the color ever return?

Waking each morning to capture the sunrise

Hoping one day the sun would appear

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Originally posted August 18, 2015

Just Out of Reach

The distant sound of a fog horn blowing

Hands searching walls in a room without lights

Canvasing through photos looking for her face

Closing my eyes hoping an old memory resurfaces

It’s there

A finger tip away

Just out of reach

Haunting me until we find each other again