Photogenic – Poetry by Diane Webster

Henry Scott Tuke- Portrait of a Young Man

Uncle Martin stands
photographic still.
His white T-shirt collar
glows beneath his sweatshirt
like crescent moon
at midnight
or pastor’s collar
waving red flag
in front of bull devil
only to sidestep
at the last moment
like an eclipse
allowing darkness
to pass through the missing.

Uncle Martin’s T-shirt
smiles for the camera
with extra whitening power
gleaming under streetlights.

About the Poet

Diane Webster grew up in Eastern Oregon before she moved to Colorado. She enjoys drives in the mountains to view all the wildlife and scenery and takes amateur photographs.  Writing poetry creates the challenge of transforming images into words.  Her work has appeared in “Old Red Kimono,” “Home Planet News Online,” “Caveat Lector,” and other literary magazines.

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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