Wednesday, May 02, 2012

The almost shot

This is today's daily poem which I almost forgot to post coz it also went with the daily photo.

The almost shot

Here I had stood
in the gathering dusk
pointing my camera
at a passing train

There you had been
looking up from the newspaper
out the train window
directly on to my lens

Our gazes had clashed
on the viewfinder
and I had stood dumbstruck
forgetting to click

The train had swiftly
whisked you away
and the moon had dropped
into waiting trees.

And I had walked on
train rumbling in the distance
trying to fill the emptiness
of a shot not quite caught