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By Charlotte Wald
Copyright 1999 Charlotte Wald

 A prize-winning poem about a photograph's bridge to Charlotte's past.
Could I have been that girl
So many years ago,
Smiling, joyous, loving
In youthful enthusiasm?
Ways I could yet be
Were it not for solitude.
Gone are children, lovers, friends, old lives,
Once a family gathered together
Like planets in the heavens.
I was the sun.
Now, separate - each in his own world.
Coming together, parting.
Creating new lives, new beginnings.
I watch in twilight years
As my life unfolds
In them anew.
I am the moon.