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DecPoWriMo 27

Scanning photos unseen
for decades or weeks maybe

edges just miss being
captured in digital frame

confirming Christmases
of pure imagination

that karaoke machine
I sang into for the camera

book ornaments with
real stories inside

the one time we went
skiing or skating

how can these blurred faces
seem more real than present

that chair only inches
from its current position

the crèche in the hall
as lifelike in 4x6 matte print

we can live like this at least
taking them out of the box

every so often to give them
light a room to keep

which is immortality
remembering themself again

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher