Selfie: Moments Before Learning What Had Happened

The left lens of her drugstore clubmasters is cracked
the fire’s reflection flickers in the other
and she attempts an expression of seductive concern
             or concerned seduction
one eyebrow more wistful      than the other

the sunlight over her strawberry-­blonde left shoulder
has just begun to filter through the ash in the atmosphere
to take on that gray­-green tint that will become so familiar
in the coming days                     that will come to characterize
what few photographs there are left to be taken

About Timothy Volpert

Timothy Volpert lives in Kansas. His work has been published or is forthcoming in Mobius, Kansas City Voices, and Stone Highway Review. He can also be found on Tumblr and Twitter.

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