Poem – “snapshot”

March 7, 2015


a fragmented frame
holds the memory
of a solid foundation.

inside, rests a photo of two people.

one – a woman whose
bright red smile
is the blood red beat
of my heart’s muscle.
who is centered in the frame
perfectly in place, like
the center of the earth’s core.

the other – a man who leans
into her like the trees
behind them,
attracted to the sun.

they paused for this moment
to pause the chaos of life.
to be a monument
of the love they were
born to make,

sworn by the ring
that rests on her finger.