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by Brian Fuchs

to my vanity

I sneak upon you, surprising you
from beneath your feet.
From not knowing to knowing,
I grow enormous and fill you field of view,
become your entire world for a few moments.
I press on away from you towards newness,
fading slowly away into the blue and into
the recesses of your mind,
an image of something that was,
but that is no longer so impressive.
I long to rekindle the wonder you felt
the first time I allowed you to see,
but the second time I swim by
you'll think you remembered me larger.

3.29.2008

03/29/2008

Posted on 05/28/2009
Copyright © 2020 Brian Fuchs

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