by Janis Gaines

I don’t wanna let go,
Not yet —
Would be a shame to just toss
The headlines away,
Though there’s a new one every day.
You never know what to believe —
Who’s to say the truth?
Some moments are timeless —
“Kennedy Is Killed By Sniper”
“Men Walk on Moon”
And the day I said, “I Love You”
When I said goodbye on the steps
And kissed your lips.
You laughed with a smile
At the little slip of love
That the paparazzi should have caught
And sold for millions
Only I would turn and face the camera
To make sure they caught
My best side —

I’m not ready to wrap the trinkets
In some scrap
Of wornout news.

© July 24, 2012
Asheville, NC