Turn around snap a shot
Catch a smile to be forgot
Suspended now in time forever
Staring from the page together
Looking in or looking out
No knowing then what’s life’s about
A moment frozen in the frame
For future eyes to play a game
Who is the man who is the girl
What did they do what did unfurl
Did they have kids? Are they still here?
Did she smoke ? did he drink beer?
Whose is the house the background frames
When they were kids did they play games
Or are they strangers in the hour
Caught by accident in a shower.
Debate will rage for year on year
Who they are and can they hear
But look upon the back now faint
Their names revealed like long gone saints.
But even then all we have
Are two names on a grubby photograph
To keep us guessing all our lives
Repeating that snap for future eyes.
But looking in you realise
The boy in there he has your eyes
He has a smile that’s now long gone
The hand that holds the frame is done.
The photograph it captures souls
It bores its eyes like laser holes
It plays a tune of a past dance
And leaves the viewer in a trance.