Weekly Photo Challenge: Between

We’ve had this one before, and I am studying for an exam, so a re-post this week. For more entries to this week’s WPC, see The Daily Post.

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Between

is the breath between
life and death
,
the laughter between
the light and hereafter
,
the whispers
between love and fractures.

Between
the glass reflections
float words consequential,
some, kind, reverential,
others, profane and mean,
drifting down, unseen,

on matchstick people
and their matchbox lives

us

breathing it in
like asbestos

Take care
with the words
between

——–bb

Weekly Photo Challenge: Unfocused

Taken from the Top of the Standard Bar – NYC

I carry my little point-and-shoot digital camera for social occasions but prefer not to use the flash, so often use the high sensitivity settings but without a tripod. This makes for many unfocused photographs, but sometimes to surprising effect – :-D

Taken from the Top of the Standard Bar – NYC

Old Oaks

Young oaks, fresh-leafed

uniformed
in naive acorn pride
stand tall in single file
guardians in memoriam

of those who died

- in Time -

gnarled with salt of tears
whorled in winds of sorrow
and furrowed with fires of rage
young grow old

in a different
age

toward the light, away from fear

with deferential bow
to a
Callery Pear