Poetry by Jamie McKenzie

Into the shredder

One at a time
I open picture frames
To remove your smiling faces
And place them
Face down
In the shredder
Where they belong now
Along with the dreams
The wishes
And the lies

One at a time
I print out new portraits
To replace you
Along with new wishes
And new dreams
Filling each frame
With hope
And a different smiling face

© Jamie McKenzie, all rights reserved.

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