Pick It Up

* see red edit below

So sad

this frame that used to hold such a beautiful picture of potential

crooked, sideways now

bent with aches and pains

can barely stand up

As the picture is released to fall in tatters to the floor

and can’t be picked back up

mind

can you please pick it up for me to see once more

or twice

before we are a picture no more.

* I must apologize. I found this written in an old journal of mine and thought I’d never posted it. Only because one of you visited this post, and I went to see what I’d written there – did I discover that I had. This one is posted exactly like I’d written it in the journal. I like this one better. Funny how similar the header images ended up being. 

Header image by ShonEjai from Pixabay 

Fall Tattered Too

So sad this frame that used to hold a beautiful picture of potential
Crooked
Sideways now
Bent
Worse for wear
Can barely stand
as the picture is released
to fall
Tattered too
to the floor
And can’t be picked back up
Mind
Can you please pick it up for me to see once more
or twice
before we
are a picture
no more

Image credit: Photo by Andrew Buchanan on Unsplash

Andrew Buchanan