On not photographing something and the ensuing regret / on living and learning

St Francis, Rancho de Taos | Hasselblad and Kodak film | photo by author

upon my return
I applied what I had learned
looking with new eyes
upon the place I had spurned
my old thoughts all overturned

for years I had yearned
with a viewpoint seen, unearned
vision hypnotized
a nobody…