sorting grandmother's photos

Some old man
looking at me,
with watch chain,
hat, white colar and tie
with meaning faded
with time.

Is that my smile
looking at me?
Are you a one vanished great grandfather
from my mother’s side?

Is that a soldier’s stance looking at me?
I was a solder too, for a short while at least,
a dream followed because of you?

Or are you a stranger looking at me, some unknown man in an unknown print, somehow lost and misfiled a lifetime ago.

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