Summer Chat

Itโ€™s high summer evening
under the table
a citronella candle wickers
and oozes a sharp, sweet scent
supposed to keep the mozzies off.

I ask him if he liked boarding school.
He says it was fantastic.

I pick up a curled leaf
from our shading tree
and place it on the plaited metal
and take a photo
past it to the red-orange glow.

What is the photo of?
   like  our memories -
       things we look past
              and ones we focus on.

Written for Miz Quickly August 19

This photo reminded me of a photo I took myself which had its own associated memory.

Miz Quickly’s image

My photo

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