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Jeffrey Harrison: Ektachrome Days

The way it turned everything blue
even bluer
 
like the north wind
on days like today
 
deepening the lake
to cobalt
 
and bringing fall
a little closer—
 
an old slide found
in a desk drawer
 
held up to the light,
moving the past
 
into the present,
into a day
 
too blue to last.

Jeffrey Harrison’s latest collection is Between Lakes (Four Way Books, 2020).

Ektachrome Days from Between Lakes copyright 2020 by Jeffrey Harrison.  Appears with permission of Four Way Books. All rights reserved.

2 comments on “Jeffrey Harrison: Ektachrome Days

  1. Hollister Knowlton
    October 29, 2020

    Beautiful, Jeffrey! The poem, the photo…I do hope the copy I ordered will find me. If not here, in Philadelphia, then awaiting me in my little wooden cubby hole at the lodge next summer.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Barbara Huntington
    October 29, 2020

    I love waking up to poetry on Vox Populi. This is a “Different kind of blue,” than what I have been feeling.

    Liked by 1 person

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