I found a picture

Of you

Sitting in the sunlight

Of my white

paint chipped window.

The faded picture


And basking in sun

Seems warm under my fingers.

I wish I knew you then

But you would meet me

One day

In a peach colored birthing room.

The blood on your thin gown


That I had finally arrived.


I wish I could have

Become part of your earlier life

-to see you as you were then,

Not who you became later or who you are now.

It seems as if yesterday I picked flowers for you

And lay my cheek on your powered skin

And today

I watch as your memories and your dreams

Summon you


-I wish

I could go back

To the time you stood

WIth the sunlight in your eyes


For your photograph to be taken,


Waiting for the life


J. Hamilton


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