p-inK sHades


A book is like a photograph,

stilling life eternal,

in page preserved,

through written word,

captured truths—but kernels… booksmallWith long-range lens,

and shutter speeds,

the sum of facts collective,

of angle chosen,

& moment frozen,

is viewpoint that’s subjective.


Telescopes & microscopes

Kaleid in scopes mosaic,

dynamic mix,

of words that click,

that magnifies prosaic.


Like Polaroids,

of time gone by,

cut & paste to montage…

The focus rests,

with authoress,

who captions ink collage.


©Karen Robiscoe

Note: I crashed a “creative non-fiction writing” class at our beautimous SBCC–a top-rated junior college here in SB (it isn’t in SD!) and am positively entranced with the definition of what constitutes “creative non-fiction”. Memoirs…essays….all subject to that fickle beast o’ memory & perception, it is really a broad term. Anyway. It inspired this ditty…which is, BTWs, absolutely true….:)

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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