Photographic Memories

The ones attending most prepared
with smartphones, cameras, microphones
can capture most things to be seen
with HD pixel clarity
then play recordings afterwards
whenever feelings strike again.

But those caught off guard, speechless, see
through startled eyes, awakened ears
possessed by special memories:
imperfect although vivid scenes
remembered since relentlessly
in haunting forms few soon forget.

Photographic Memories © Copyright 2021, Robert J. Tiess.

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Submitted: March 14, 2021