Sarah Daly: “A Photograph of Two Women”

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A Photograph of Two Women

Echoes persist,
even when the
photograph has faded.

Streets, once saturated,
are but a fine thread,
a trace of mourning.

Traffic, once an omnipresent rush,
is hushed and silent.

Skyscrapers are reduced to needles
stuck crookedly in a pincushion.

Days are lost,
others are embalmed,
if we listen closely,
can we hear their laughter?

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About the Author: Sarah Daly is an American writer with work in The Round, Litbreak Magazine, and Cabinet of Heed.

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Image Credit: Louis Fleckenstein “Portrait of Two Women Standing Outside” Digital image courtesy of the Getty’s Open Content Program.