Saturday, April 9, 2016

Jack




Jack

Mama gave me my own camera
for my eighteenth birthday.
She seems to believe

that I could profit from studying the world
instead of always trying to get the world
to look at me.

Your plot backfired, Mama.
The herefords are watching.
And behind the shed, so's Henry.


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2016


5 comments:

  1. They say
    the world arrives
    in threes:
    The tired
    The bored
    The curious.

    -Kevin

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  2. What a voice! Love the use of the word "profit", which sounds a bit old, like someone from this era might have used.

    Love the shadow of the photographer (Jack) in the foreground and how you played with that in the poem!

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  3. That Jack! So hungry for an audience!

    The Zoo from Here?"

    In Denver
    they have a zoo
    Folks pay
    to go look
    at the animals.

    why on earth
    would we need that?

    there are
    black and white herbivores
    our own personal
    zebras of the plains
    everywhere I look.

    (C) Carol Wilcox, 2016

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    1. Ha! "zebras of the plains" indeed!

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  4. Love. I can just see you putting these all in a book.

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