Opportunity Falls

When you drop your camera
and your most expensive lens,
your heart drops with it
onto the pavement

After all,
surely it's a sign
that your new way of seeing
is too precarious.
Maybe you should listen
to the others,
go back to seeing
what they say
was always good enough,

Trying to photograph a full moon
in a mackerel sky
on an old tri-pod
is tricky at best,
but if there's a sign here,
it's about time,
the shock of opportunity
to try something new.

Who knows what speeds
a new shutter drive will find,
what images will focus
in a newer lens.
Just be ready to move ahead
when opportunity falls
at your feet.

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 © 2005, Lenore Horowitz