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Think of People as Buildings

From: Cream City Review
Volume 36, Number 1, Spring/Summer 2012
p. 95 | 10.1353/ccr.2012.0044

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  for Elisa Gabbert
built of brick or corrugated siding
whose rooflines cut across cloudheads
making everything an angle
into which the heavens slice from themselves
a momentary reflection of a figure
peering at the screen of a camera and gauging
the distance between bodies that become
something other than themselves
for the sake of aesthetics
and a stylized notion of beauty.
What this says about
the photographer, or the photographed
cannot be determined
without blueprints or some other map to
the soul, which has long been lost
in an aperture that opens and fills us
with light, washing out our features and leaving
only faint traces of a façade a face
or a something that is neither.

Joshua Ware  

Joshua Ware lives in Denver, CO. He is the author of Homage to Homage to Homage to Creeley, which won the 2010 Furniture Press Poetry Prize, as well as several chapbooks. New work appears or is forthcoming in Country Music, Conduit, diode, Ilk, The Journal, Nano Fiction, and Third Coast.

Copyright © 2012 University of Wisconsin Board of Regents
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