Upon Finding A Photo App That Lets You Set A Filter Before You Take the Picture
Make this what you crave:
mango wedges with chili powder,
the kind that glisten like tarnished bells
ringing in another hand-me-down summer.
Wade through lakes of frigid algae;
tell yourself it is a fountain of youth
before you even get wet. Watch your tan bleed
into the water, and reapply when you resurface.
Expect dusk to shed the perfect
light to frame your aging features,
outsource the work when it is bashful.
There is only so much warmth left
before it’s lost, of course you would
want to bottle it. Remember how as a child
you cupped the sand in your small hands
to bring home, how all of it trickled away
before you even made it to the parking lot.
Lost & Found is published by Glass Poetry Press as part of Glass: A Journal of Poetry. This project publishes work that was accepted by journals that ceased publication before the work was released.
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