north beach, san francisco

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    before we left home
    you said the streets
    here would flow
    with gold.

    you told us
    we could keep our names
    if we wanted
    & then you changed
    them.

    you promised
    we would go back
    every year

    remember every word
    we heard
    thru the walls & waters
    of the womb

    you never mentioned
    that memory works
    like a cranky camera:

    chaos of stops
    & starts

    awkward stills
    drained of warmth
    the sepia of desire
    dulled.

    by Tina Zaman

    E R I, Eterni, traskb, chillhiro, and 5 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Eterni 85 months ago | reply

      Stellar capture.

    2. Sebastian Waters [deleted] 79 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Mittelformat, and we'd love to have your photo added to the group.

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