words and art by w a l t e r w s m i t h

The Spark that Ignites Our Dream of Love Soon Fades Away

A 2011 remix for Life and Stolen Innocence with poem

        

four point two million sympathy cards                                                                                                         hallmark                                                                                                                             dissipating blue-clear skies to purple gray skies                                                                      vertical sky-cam                                                                                                                                a gun in hand                                                                                                                                     aisle four

the sound of a distant airplane                                                                                                         voices behind closed doors                                                                                                          clear skies, green grass, eternity                                                                                                 hand-held sony super 8 interviewing                                                                                                  clips from serial mom and                                                                                                           fourth of july picnics

christmas morning                                                                                                                    echoed screams                                                                                                                           polaroids                                                                                                                                    father knows best                                                                                                                         sleep in pain, wake to fear, live without love                                                                           family sitcoms circa: 1960’s

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2 responses

  1. powerful space and silence between the words.

    February 1, 2011 at 5:51 am

  2. The power of brevity… Yes Walter, I am working on that approach and you have mastered it here. Words and a collage for our own interpretation. Love it! 🙂
    Eliz

    February 2, 2011 at 1:39 am

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