I address a photo from 1955


You are less
than I remember,
and more than
I forget–
I superimpose myself
like a mask of light.

I’m not really sure this satisfies the dVerse prompt to write a letter, but I immediately thought of the stitching and Photoshop layering I had done using some childhood photos, trying to make a composite of is and was.


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22 responses to “I address a photo from 1955”

  1. As much cake as you want says :

    The photo has an ephemeral quality that works beautifully with the letter.

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  2. merrildsmith says :

    I love the poem–so true–and it works beautifully with the image.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Evelyn Flint says :

    I think it’s a very clever interpretation of the prompt, great image and poetry!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Björn Rudberg (brudberg) says :

    The thought of sending a letter to your childhood self is indeed like superimposing yourself on a childhood image.

    Liked by 2 people

  5. Sharon Mann says :

    A composite of a complete you, then and now. The poetry and words are wonderful.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. Jill Kuhn says :

    Your poem is beautiful as you are too – I like the stitching! 😃

    Liked by 2 people

  7. Mish says :

    Our lives are so much about “is” and “was”….and of course, perspective. I like this blending of image and words.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Charlie O'Shields says :

    This is just incredibly creative and cool! I love this one! 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  9. purplepeninportland says :

    I think this is brilliant! We photoshop ourselves all the time.

    Liked by 2 people

  10. Margaret Elizabeth Bednar says :

    It is convenient what we do and don’t remember/forget at times, I think.

    Liked by 2 people

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