The Photograph by Michael Wyndham

In memory of Hannah Jones

Costumed in the corny
range of fancy dress,
your friends flaunt
deliberately daft grins.
In the heart of the crowd
you appear as the glamour
of an expelled angel,
dumped here for resisting
a system impenetrable to the others.
On back of the photo is
written: my 21st – 22/4/97
I had forgotten the childishness
of your handwriting,
always in red.
Your eyes fix to elsewhere,
as if to face the camera
would expose a buried sorrow;
as if knowing this photograph
would set the start of your end.

michael-wyndham
Michael Wyndham is a regular performer on the London poetry circuit, and has been most recently published by International Times, Blue of Noon, The Recusant and South Bank Poetry.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s