Daily Archives: August 4, 2015

Time’s seasoned grip

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a moment
a single instant
immortalised by
the camera’s
click

a single instant
spirited
from
time’s
seasoned grip

a perfect instant
in print
glorified
by silver trim

I question time
“is the thrill of
that instant
an accessible
presence
within
the image?”

she eyes me
a sly smile
playing
on closed
silent lips

I press on
“if I wipe away
the built-up
slick of grime
and shame
does it lie
beneath
for me to
reclaim?”

time
shakes her head
in disdain
“too late”
she says
“I always
win the game”

©Jane Paterson Basil