Along the Way

Along the way,
a moment shimmers into being,
frames itself
to image where you are.
You see it in an instant,
set aperture and shutter to best expose
the secret unfolding in your lens
in clearest hues of light and shadow.

Some images are signposts,
a mark of where you’ve been,
and others, guides
to where you’ve yet to go.
Destination never was the point,
for any line is many points,
each an opportunity
to stop
and turn
and look at what you find,
and what finds you,
along the way.
It only matters how
—not when or where,
or even what—
you see.

With each exposure
grows an attitude of seeing
not the surface,
but the light
which opens,
pulsing from the center.
These mages together
make a luminous arrangement,
a constellation to brighten midnight skies
for those you’ve met,
and known,
and loved
along your way.



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