Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Looking back in time

I remember walking down the Infinite Corridor at M.I.T
hand in hand with my current love,
(oh, how quickly they sour, only later do we realize
how stupid we were, so young)
a camera caught my smile, the tilt of the head,
the optimism
(oh, how I wanted to escape my past, to no longer
be poor, to not have to live in the closet I was living
in at that moment)
The light still shines through that captured moment
some 35 years later, I will catch that optimism
if mine is flagging, and that smile when I'm
feeling down.

(Thanks to S.B. for sending me this photo while visiting MIT)

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