Lost Woman

You say she wore a blue dress,
and that she was always stylishly turned out,
but I know she wore it two seasons only.
The picture fixes her;
it fastens her to time, spreading her image to fill all space.
She is not the child, not the woman, not the old mother,

but the woman in the blue dress,
the woman in the blue dress with her hand against the sun.
Still and fixed, you are the mythmaker,
and she is stripped of all else.
She is a photograph, she is a period piece, she is a place.
She is the dilated pupil before a point of light,
and no one can find her.

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Elan Morgan

Elan Morgan is a blogger, designer and consultant, and speaker who blogs and works from schmutzie.com, spreads gratitude through the graceinsmallthings.com social network, celebrates quality blogging with the canblogawards.com, and speaks all over. She has been seen in the Globe & Mail, Best Health and Woman's Day magazines, TEDxRegina, and on CBC News and Radio. She believes in and works to grow both personal and professional quality, genuine community, and meaningful content online.

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