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In Shades of Black and White
In so many shades of black and white, I find you after all these years;
leaning against that old weathered clapboard schoolhouse,
high on the hill overlooking the Fundy Bay,
and again, I inhale the fragrance of those wild sea salt roses
and feel the ocean mist upon my face, as I look out at those
sunbeams dancing on the tops of those rolling waves.
There you are, in your hand-me-down dress,
with socks pooling around the tops of your shoes.
There, third row to the far left, sporting a home made bowl haircut,
and a smile of utter joy.
After all years, in so many shades of black and white,
I find that little lost girl, and I am a kid again.
In so many shades of black white, I find the true colors that are me.
Author: Elaine C. George
Written: March 26, 2015
I wanted to enter this in the contest, but it was too late.
The inspiration behind this prose, comes from a snapshot
taken 61 years ago, which somehow made its way back to me via
a realitive and the modern miracle of facebook.