Three of them

Three of them.
Young; they’ve written prize-winning essays
about their life so far
and what they’ve had to deal with.

Their photos are attached.
They smile from minds and hearts
open to the whole wide world

as if they recognise you, too,
standing behind the camera,
the whole world looking over your shoulder,
you too, all of you,
as the self of self.

◄ Bereavement

That photo of me on my blog ►


<Deleted User> (6560)

Tue 22nd Dec 2009 16:11

Yup, me too. That fierce defence of 'respeck' '...not sure themselves if they really have anything in themselves to respect, yet know there's something there worth defending... it turns me inside out.

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Cynthia Buell Thomas

Tue 22nd Dec 2009 15:55

'open' as youth should be. It's the closed off and shut in that really bother me.

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