chagall backdrop

It’s an old photo
from a cheap camera:
you and me on the run
in dense forest, blurred
for too long a shutter,
extraordinary light washes
away, evanescent at edges where time
bleeds to the back, recedes like a wave
from the child within moving on.

Interspersed palpitations, sun on silver backing
would capture the moment no more.

© Chagall 2014