Of the House Burning in the Background of an Obscure Family Polaroid (2)
As if the disappeared too are a family—
faces not like petals
breaking out on the platforms.
Nothing to hold,
not even a grudge, but they hold
me all the same, some momentary
reunion, telling secrets for once
too useful to set
burning in the background.
*Read “Of the House Burning in the Background of an Obscure Family Polaroid (1)” here.