i’m standing in the middle
something about us screams
maybe the bellbottoms or
the blue Cadillac on the right

they are looking straight into
the lens, all of us are smiling
i am embarrassed and looking
up at her with a silly grin

a bowl of pomegranates sat on
the sidewalk, a treat from their tree

i was envious of her for smiling
on command so in the next shot
tried to be like her but it was out
of place like the pomegranates

today i would ask to be photographed
alone with the pomegranates, after
bursting them against the unchanging
blue car

life tends to color us in shades of sweet,
sour and nutty

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