cropped photograph--
leaving my shadow
on the darkroom floor
    from the bottom of the tray
your smile slowly develops
  pulling me closer
in front of the camera . . .
first date
on the bulletin board
your snapshot
a roll of negatives . . .
the brightness of your dark eyes
I join you
in the photograph

a rengay by
Cherie Hunter Day & Garry Gay

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