Photo Challenge #166

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  1. THEY DON’T SEE THE SILHOUETTE
    [Inspired by artwork of Nekneera]

    If the walls could confess your whereabouts
    somewhere in Bella Italia,
    the travel posters hanging there would wage
    paper wars, vie for the city of your choice.

    I imagine you now on a canal
    lip-syncing arias sung by a gondolier
    or feeling blessed in a Vatican nave
    or walking along the Arno in Florence.

    Paulie and Clare ask where is Mommy.
    They don’t see the silhouette at table,
    dark in your absence, all colors drained,
    a painful transformation of flesh and bone
    into a one-dimensional memory.

    Once you said, if you could, you would dive
    into those scenes, land in sunny Italy,
    hopscotch the cities and villages.

    Wordlessly now you sit at table,
    a black cutout of your former self.
    Bursting with sorrow,
    I watch you from the door.

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