EDITOR’S NOTES: We are publishing this poem for Halloween week because of what will be most people’s initial reaction to it — but the verse written by the photographer gives the viewer pause for thought — don’t judge a book by its cover… don’t assign emotions and names, fears and prejudice immediately… be open to the beauty of the World.
I can’t help it
knowing that I know,
what I know and that
I feel like I feel
it’s so near yet far
because of the complexity
of the issue yet precious
to me and I don’t expect anyone to
understand it but it’s so beautiful
like if the hand of god manifested
and specifically made it for me
……………. by Colin Johnson, Solemn Photography.
Colin lives in Eldorado, Colorado,
but came from Nederland, Colorado
Photograph taken in Elbert County, Colorado
For more photos of abandoned buildings, go to his Solemn Photography Facebook page.