Tape

It was a delicate operation
Requiring careful consideration
What would come of the direction
Was another crumbling foundation

Mending broken heartedness
A wonderful reawakening
Learning to work with
What’s available
& making the most of
What’s on the table

I can’t believe

That could

Not be real
Unreal
Nonreal
Dereal
Real

Surreal

Reels of tape
Magnetic
Frames
Blurred edits
Video art

You were there
For a moment
& I was there
For a second

That’s about
All the time
I was given
In the scheme
Of things

The scene was set
& several times reset
To try & make
It realistic

Realism can’t be
Depicted really

© Niliema Karkhanis


For the Ragtag Daily Prompt ‘operation’


Authour’s note: another poem for day 10 of glopowrimo, a month of poetry 2021.


Featured image by Paweł Czerwiński from Unsplash


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