looking at me,
with watch chain,
hat, white colar and tie
with meaning faded
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.