The photo of a laughing man

The photo of a laughing man
Except he isn’t laughing
It is only a photo
There is no sound of laughter
The expression is frozen
Into a picture
As if it stopped laughing
And fell silent
Then, in that silence
Light and dark became
The surface of paper
And the paper fades
As the laughter fades
And is gone

Photo of a laughing man
Laughing forever because
Even a photograph
Can outlive a man
And if kept between
Two layers of stone in a mountain
It will outlive
The species

A picture of a laughing man
Better than a skeleton
Like two oceans connected by a canal
Two time-periods connected
By a laughing man’s photo
If this is a memory
Who will remember?
When this era is ended
Will someone in the future
Come across it
As he separates the stone layers
Of mountain
And finds a photo
Of a man laughing


 

 

Author: blackbird212012

I am interested in multimedia work: songwriting, art, and creative writing. I have been involved also in theatre and music performances.

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