So far we only leave the screensaver 
playing on our TV as long as it takes
for us to remark we wish it displayed
the date the photos were taken

at any point in the past nine months or so
there are few if any previous relations
she has not so far resembled anyone
so much as myself appearing as others

in photos I have yet to scan into digital
genealogy long since discovered as
a series of digits spanning the solar system
at least while we gaze awestruck

how can so many faces intertwine
through what we experience as time?

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher