Framed Gift-Poem

by Samuel De Lemos

I wrote a poem on my
typewriter.
Signed and dated,
encased in a wood and glass frame.
A gift for a friend.
Art and gift
are synonymous.
Aesthetic pleasure
derived from knowing
we’re not alone in
this dreadful world.
That there are others
who steal time from their
busy lives.
Who stop and create,
perceive beauty
captured,
then frame it for us.

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