by Robert Lloyd Jaffe
I have spent my life studying edges.
All those hours pouring over the images
until my nose almost touched the easel;
the endless decisions of what to leave in,
or what to leave out.
I loved all those pictures, and touched each gently
as only a father could.
I never did, though, imagine myself as them
or tried to share their experience;
wisdom, success, or shame;
or that stinging indifference of the blade
that leaves part of you outside the frame.
Last updated May 06, 2016