Animated

The movie reel

Begins

Unwinding

Slowly

It sputters into action

Showing stop motion pictures

Of a hazy life

.

At first

A silent film

Black and white

Focusing

Only on certain things

.

Expanding

Into a land of color

Discovery

Green grass

Vivid

As the finger paints

Flashing by

.

The camera

Speeding

Into a classroom

The movie

Is moving along

Passing through childhood

.

The colorful world

Is now fading

Into

Navies and greys

Sheaves of paper

Fly by

Resumes

Bills

Taxes

.

The world

Becomes surreal

Fading in and out

Of reality

And dream

.

When it steadies out

The world

Regains focus

Showing the toppled boxes

Chances and dreams

.

Picking up the remains

The pictures slow

The same thing

Is done everyday

Standing

Stuck in place

At one time

.

In stopped motion

Life is still moving

Wrinkles

Appearing on the frame

That never moves

In an unchanged life

.

Never moves

Until the curtain falls

On

Fin

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