An adolescent girl reading, propped up on her elbows, on a sofa. Her finger absently points at a page
35mm film photograph of my daughter reading earlier in 2020

Several states away

she reads

lines of Midsummer

It will be over before

she gets

to return home

She won’t tell me

how she really feels

so I don’t really know

and I, too, read


at home

in the dark

Mother, daughter, photographer, writer (sort of).