PAD Challenge: Poem No. 11 “My Camera”

Published Categorised as Poetry

Today’s prompt for Writer’s Digest Poetic Asides poem-a-day challenge is to write about an object or objects. I was watching the birds and contemplating some flowers as photographic subjects, so the object for me was near at hand.

“My Camera”

Encased in cushy plastic
That caresses my hands with its soft roughness,
With a hard clear shell guarding the screen in back
And an oh so smooth glass covering information on top,
You whir and turn your lens
At the command of my finger,
You open wide and close down
When I pass my thumb over your ridged wheel,
You zoom in
As I point you at a bold crocus and press down on your shutter,
Bringing the flower into sharp focus,
Filling the screen
With its natural gold.

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