Friday, November 27, 2009

Image Loss

When we walk Gershon Agron
toward the Old City
I take a quick shot of the consulate from
across the two way traffic
thinking how compromised the American pledge
the lack of intestine to make real
their repeated Jerusalem embassy promise when
quick as a shutter
security says show me the picture
then delete it he says and
I snap where's the freedom and
have to click twice, fumbling
prevaricating as he watches.
Later I wonder how close our
precious images horde came to complete confiscation
or worse what my flash anger assertions
may have provoked. They have to be
careful my gentle one ventures and
I guess, so do we.