8 Seconds Ago

8 seconds ago you were born
or we just met or
you were seventy then
ninety-seven with translucent skin
and sagging laugh lines
struggling to see through cloudy,
closely guarded pale green eyes.
8 seconds ago we stared at the camera
while sitting on musty ground near Pond's edge
as an amateur photographer
captured our souls ~
   a moment shared,
   there then not.
yesterday or seventy or ninety-seven
or just 8 seconds ago
we search scattered brains
trying to find tribute to ourselves,
where we were and weren't,
who we are and are not
and we chime together,
"Remember When?"

A “Poem Moment” showcases original poetry by Write Design Owner.