Poemdog

Dogs 2016

ALBUM
(6/7/16)


the volume
recently arrived
on my doorstep
from a downsizing
aunt

a rather
comprehensive
summary collection
of family
photographs

many
I haven't seen
in years

if
at all

they cover
primarily
my first four
decades

strangely
my hairstyle

facial hair

vision correction

vary greatly
from frame
to frame

dozens
of different
me's

I seem
to have been
operating
from some cheap
disguise kit

attempting
to escape
detection

I know
those eyes
however

the thoughts
behind them

they are
still here
today

even though
the mirror shows
a dissimilar
face