Circus in Black and White

The memory is black and white
and fading at the edges,
glimpsed through a peephole of time.
She recalls the creak and scratch
of wooden planks  and his straw hat,
the candy floss awe of the crowd inside,
and the flap of canvas above their heads.
That’s enough when you can’t afford a ticket
but you can feel the jump of his heart
and the echo of his long-dead heat.

Kim M. Russell, 2018

Circus, Budapest, 19 May 1920, Andre Kersetz

My response to Imaginary Garden with Real Toads Camera FLASH!

Kerry says it’s time to strike a pose again. As always, our photographic challenge for February comes with a wide angle and any filter of our choosing.

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20 thoughts on “Circus in Black and White

  1. “She recalls the creak and scratch of wooden planks and his straw hat, the candy floss awe of the crowd inside, and the flap of canvas above their heads”.. this is so vividly portayed!💖

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