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March 19, 2020

A pregnant woman,
wearing a long white dress,
a translucent, filmy overskirt waving in the breeze,
stands on the railroad tracks.

A man squats next to her and
leans in when the photographer says,
kiss her belly.

On his shoulders, a little girl,
who also leans in,
sharing a kiss with the woman.

An engagement photo?
A pregnancy announcement?
A family photo before there are four?

Off in the distance,
the railroad tracks lined with trees
curve out of sight.

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  1. Love the poem.

  2. Beautiful image throughout, and a powerful symbol at the end.

  3. A photo captured with words.

  4. jumpofffindwings permalink

    I could draw this if I could draw. How succinct and vivid are these images. Thanks for this moment of promise.

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