Myself in an Old Photograph

Myself in an Old Photograph
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Myself in an Old Photograph

That was the day.  This is the final record,
me before the change.  It’s fantasy
to search out the expression of a word
in lips still motionless—how can I hope
to read a cheek’s subtext, identify
exactly the pigment, shadow, line or shape,
the gaze’s drift, the impossible unblurred
flicker of anguish in a printed eye
that means I did not know, but I would learn.
Nobody can be loved on his own terms.