Photo Essay

Objects in the Mirror are Closer Than They Appear

Mama Told Me Not to Come

Machine keeps moving straight ahead, keeps moving toward the light

Shiny objects dwell in there and those we must not fight

Vision's clear and goals are set, ignore the history

But don't look back it's catching up, it's closer than you think

Run through life, swerve, jump and duck

Don't slow to step around the muck

Always swing toward the shiny stuff and never hesitate

Just don't look back it's catching up, it's closer than you think

Don't stop at that crossroad, hellhound on your trail

Hot breath on your back raising hair that's on your tail

Just keep on running don't take a breath

And don't look back it's catching up, it's closer than you think

Tripping on the facts of life, the roadside's cruel and bare

Blurs of others rushing by locked in smirks and stares

Staring sideways sights are swirling whirling fading fast

But don't look back it's just behind, it's closer than you think

Crawling in the gutter now, skunky shit abounds

And suddenly you're choking on the hot stale breath of hounds

Vison's growing dimmer, darker and voices burning loud

But don't look back, it's almost there, it's closer than you think

Standing now, look straight ahead, the visions are a blur

Breath returns and light seeps in, clearing all the turds

The air is thick, but not so hot the stink has just abated

Just don't look back, it's slowing now, but still closer than you think

Just keep on walking don't slow down, there's help that you don't need

Voices loud are muffled now you need no longer need to heed

You're on your own, you wander forth stumbling toward the light

Just don't look back, it's fading now, but still closer than you think

Bright light ahead, cool shade nearby, all waiting on the road

Walk ahead no fear, no weight, no painful searing load

Wandering now, not lost but found, the way is finally clear

But don't look back it's always there, and it's closer than you think

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  • Alexandru Iedu

    Alexandru Iedu gave props (4 Oct 2009):

    Excellent series ... fine photography work !!! 100% perfect ...

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