Monday, July 7, 2014


Tintype  c1850s
Portrait of blind man holding a cat

Photo courtesy Tess Kinkaid,Magpie Tales

I found a find
In a dusty  shop
Among the possessions
Of victims' tears

Someone, somewhere
Lost all they owned
When bailiffs came
Stripping them bare

Here's  a photograph
Dark lacquer coated
Pressed on melainotype
Cast into time

I thought a thought
Saw in my mind
A bad reproduction
Tom Cruise fake

Barbara M Lake  ©
July 2014
Trinidad WI

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