©2014 Susan Noyes Anderson
Self Portrait by Vivian Maier
Just when I think that I can see
all of the angles that are me,
another flashes into view
and makes me question what I knew.
So much depends on light and lens.
Great captures fade to try-agains;
and shutter speed, while in my hands,
falls short of what my heart demands.
I thought I had a good eye. Strange,
to watch the composition change
without my knowledge or intent,
by happenstance or accident.
Despite my heartiest denials,
no matter how I twist the dials,
control eludes me and the frame
finds parts of me I cannot name.
I miss the days when I felt sure
of ISO and aperture.
Exposure offers ways to see,
but is it friend or enemy?