Caught unaware on the camera… A picture of mine

I encased a picture of mine, old and yet not so,

within the flourishing shades and hues of dark,

and brightened my presence, to be coalescing

with the background, of winding waters of sea,

to let people contemplate me, of yesterday,

those whose eyes never locate me today,

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an entity forgot, I am a background myself

and thus what they see, is what they get from me,

a smile that was never to be, never turning up

on my oblivious face, gazing away from lens,

through which the light of me, sneaked inside

the mechanical coils of the camera, and

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unbeknownst, the shutter closed… tchk-ek …

I swim, flow in ivory blue gale of that juncture,

I add without any regard, without discerning

if it is there in me, the light which fled from

my serenading meditation over distant lands,

and dyed with my shadows, an impression of mine

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Much of it is based on my new Gravatar. This is a slightly formatted version of a photograph clicked unbeknownst to me; from a little far away through zooming by my sister.

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Being a Shadow

the luster of the day light dances in front of me,

and I try to catch it, only to find myself burning,

my skin turning into ashes, a tingling sensation

that comforts me, like rubbing my hands on silk,

only more real, more closer to touch, picturing

the black lines of my desire, of getting absorbed

into the world of no one, splayed onto the wall,

sensing the pain of being in close vicinity of light,

yet not being able to keep a part of it with me,

for I occur with it, without it, straying from it,

for I am a shadow, sometimes dotted with

the precious beams piercing me, but often

found alone, listening to your awes as

you look for your shape, your own self in me

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Grim Day Haiku

grim day of no light

cold wind prickling tender skin

a single drop clings

 ~

a single drop clings

others emerge from within

the whole being shivers

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the whole being shivers

long look at a far distance

no light this grim day

* For MindLoveMisery’s Photo Prompt.