Ben Paynter

(Midwest)

a blueprint of how it was


photograph this now
because I don’t think it
will last for very
long.

paint this picture with
night and a hint of
gray,
and hope
that it will stay for
morning.

record this moment
so I can play it back
tomorrow
when everything
goes back to how
it was.

and now
do not wish upon
my
star
unless you wish
to become it.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 17, 2010

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