Saturday, May 07, 2011

2011 ASA/APP Second Annual Poetry Writing Competition

Winner College Category:

Haik Gazarian


Cinema paints the past in grayscale,
assuming memory to be in shades of
black and white, a quantifiable blend
of light and dark and the in between,
obscene, really, to look at the bland                         5
of old photographs and associate
remembrance to something as dull,
emotion nullified into the mechanism
of film unwound and soaked, chemicals
used to invoke the appearance of a time,             10
loved ones confined to the binds of an
album likely swimming in dust,
untouched, left to rust the way a photograph
can, once-present moments reduced to
faded thoughts; remember them we must,             15
or else they become but forever lost.

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