I wish I had a camera that could show the view from me:
Peripheral and everything I do and do not see.
And it would have to focus without zooming, and should stay
Attentive to the details and wide angles of each day.
Photographic memories! I’ve heard some people have them.
Not me, though, only words are stored, retrievable at random.
I cannot tell you what I saw unless I first told me!
Word pictures I’ll remember. That’s why I write poetry.
Poem by Rani Kaye, All rights reserved.