Snapshots: A Poem

Shutter opens

On flash of mane

And spotlight smiles

Across the room.

A vignette

Surrounds soft focus

Form

Drawing me nearer

While outstretched  hands

Invite waltzes

Of pirouettes, pliés,

And telephoto twirls.

Until soon

Sweet skin sketches

Are etched

In memory.

 

The author of The Pharaoh’s Cry,  Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky from the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles,  as well as the middle-grade Forest Secrets. Laurie Woodward  co-wrote Dean and JoJoThe Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet,  and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at artania.net

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