Love Through the Lens

Photographically speaking,
I’m saturated with you.
The aperture of my heart
is stuck at f/1.4.
For years I’ve been dialed
down to f/32,
only catching quick glimpses
of what it feels to live.

Your presence is the contrast,
the light to my dark
and when you’re absent,
my photo of life is
washed and faded.

The blacks that once defined
the borders of my sanity
fade to grays.
The bright whites of my life
shimmer under your glow.
And when you’re gone,
they become muddy with the
imperfect light of the sun.

Shine your light on my life
and expose the film of my heart
to the feeling of love.
Every fleeting moment
in the grace of your presence
shrinks my depth of field.
I find myself incapable of focusing
the mind’s lens on anything
other than the sheer beauty of your soul.

And as I sit here, missing you
I find myself wishing and hoping
for the cards of life to fall just right
so that I might never leave your side.
I want a long exposure to your love.
I want to open the aperture of emotion
and to feel the light of your loving soul
rush in as the shutter bursts open.

Can I trust that I’m an artist
capable of conveying such beauty
with the expired film of my heart?
What happens if I blow the frame?
There’s no second chance to reshoot.
How do I know that I’m worthy
to capture such perfection
and never let it go?

Love Through the Lens


New Haven, United States

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