Pictured Life


Random light
Drifts through the slits in the blind
Illuminates the dust specks
And smoke that sifts through
The air in the room
And settles
And glows
On your soft curves
And makes the top of your hair
Like the love that's within you
Shines through your eyes
The arc of your hip
The gleam in your eye
Your Mona Lisa smile
The billowing curls of your hair
All get touched by the light
And with the snap of the shutter
A perfect moment of you
Is captured forever
On a strip of celluloid
On a piece of glossy paper
And inside my heart