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110 Film

My eyes are old
Maybe failing now
I tend to recall days
Caught in the viewfinder
Of a bargain store 110 camera
Snapshots of summer picnics
Birthday parties and holidays
Until it, too, was lost
Long after it went out of vogue,
I choose to...

by H. Russell Smith

added 1 year ago
The Pigeon

I'm out here on a ledge
Hanging around, legs
Dangling down, sunshine upon
Mud-crusted knees
Exchanging conspiracy theories
With a very conspiratorial pigeon
He talks a big line for someone
Who walks along the edge
With no worries of ever...

by H. Russell Smith

added 1 year ago
Convenience Store

I spent the last few years
On beef sticks and annoying lines
Talk is cheap, that's why
It's on the bottom corner
Of the drive-through menu--
Nobody orders the unkempt smart-mouth
In a mottled dust jacket.
Time, I sing, in off-key wisdom

by H. Russell Smith

added 1 year ago

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I loved the deep nature of this work. I found the imagery very effective--I had to read it aloud to family. There are several great poems in this batch, and this is certainly one of them!

1 year ago

I loved the imagery in this poem.

1 year ago

I loved the imagery and simplicity of the poem. There were quite a few strong entries, but this one really resonated with me. I enjoyed the flow when I read it aloud. Excellent work!

1 year ago


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