Quiet Nights on St. Tristan’s – Selfie – circa 1972



 

Selfie—circa 1972

 

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Nick
he attended Wagner
his girlfriend Megan (she was cute)
used to visit and you’d play cards
all night

Sharkie
was a good friend too
sold you the hat you wore
those days

a French beret
he bought
in Paris

pulled down
over your forehead
like a cabby hat
you looked
road-worthy

a hip beatnik
a few days’
growth
and your
gold-rimmed
glasses

you took a selfie
with Nick’s 35mm
black and white

Nick set the aperture, f-stop
you held the camera
at arm’s length

click
it was the best photo
you’d ever taken

one day
you’re going to ask
for a copy

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