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The Inevitable Collage

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The Inevitable Collage

When the spirit leaves the body
It is captured by the film of the mind.
Does not age
Or distort.

A snapshot in time
Like the black and white photo
That adheres to the yellow sticky pages
Of the torn, faded album.
The photo of a girl who is 30 years old
With her 1960s perfect proper hairdo.
Decades of hair styles 
Have brushed magazine covers...
Five to be exact 
Since her last hopeless breath.
But, sunkissed golden locks
Draped over perfectly poised shoulders
Creating her timeless pose-
Is just as fresh 
As a hill full of electric yellow
Daffodils in spring.
No wrinkle or age spot
Has ever adorned her firm 
Glowing cheekbones.

Seems like the photo was taken yesterday.
In our minds it WAS yesterday.
For in our internal album
There are no days, weeks, months, or years
That stand between us 
and these eternal life forces.

Frozen in time
The skeletal hands of death 
Hold the negative still frames
Up to the forgiving light of our minds.
Our psychological X-ray.

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  1. Date: 10/19/2013 12:24:00 PM
    - Really nice to read your poem Jennifer .... time goes by too quickly .... It is some years since I was "in my collage shoes" - Enjoy the memories - Have a great weekend. - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 10/16/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Loads of harsh truth. Acceptance of the inevitable and what we'd to do capture that stifled moment in time when life shined. Excellent writing!

    Perry Avatar Jennifer Perry
    Date: 10/16/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ooooh thank you!!!!!! This one just came to me pretty randomnly :)