BEHIND THE PICTURE

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Perfectly still
though not smiling
Looking relaxed, at ease
having all the time buying
and eating sleeping and waking

Inside the picture:
storms, lightening, thunder
soldiers retreating
Running. fire! Rain! Desolate
lost lines can’t call helpers
wandering in the desert
numb picking bits wanting more
time racing away can’t hold it back
deadline smiling winking wickedly
today ending light comes tomorrow

Outside:
carefree, needing nothing
relaxed
still waiting for tomorrow