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NovPoWriMo 25

Looking through old photos
in the envelopes
with the negatives
on a plastic cartridge
one must have used on a carousel
purchased separately
(we never did)
you see yourself
looking at you in the future
which is right now
and play the time game
as dinner approaches
and the box gets put away
the photos you were looking at
were taken when your parents
are the age you are now
and sometime from now there will be
photos in another box of
someone who has not yet arrived
which is right now
somewhere they will see themselves
and recognize the smile

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher