selfie #14: end of self

we take the task seriously:      face the camera

make the necessary adjustments         first look at me      

mistake my hair for winter garland         wrap it around

your shoulders        then look away       

these walls papered with our daily devotions       

the punctum is     that you are still in the frame       

mouth a grim line       eyes half-closed as if anticipating

the scene        where it all breaks down