Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Kodachrome Loveletter

Last Sunday, in the orchard by your favorite pear tree
you said, "Stop, the light is good here,"
and you took your camera, and fiddled the knob
and dialed the fiddles and you adjusted something,
just right

And you said, "Now hold still, I love you."

Now I know it's a beautiful summer, and I think that you love me,
but winters come and love isn't always an Evergreen

What I'm trying to tell you is this,
that a picture's worth a thousand words and you just caught
a thousand of my best

Like honesty, kindness, gentle, forever...

But I've got more words than all your Kodachrome could capture

Like marry me...

I want you to keep more than just my film,
Keep me

1 comment:

  1. This is one of the most beautiful things you've ever written.