Quick Snap

     Don't spend so much time
lining up the shot,
     don't sacrifice the moment
for framing, because
composition isn't used to being
      held off

     snap the shot,  
take the moment, and in
    the fraction of a second 
it takes to 
     write a thousand words

how the story has been changed
               by you.

quick snap,
           then a world of afterwords.

D. M. Kingsford  12/17

The instant poet's poem to my camera outside the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver. It made my day!

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