Jody Azzouni


The life of nostalgia

Originally published in Off the Coast XXI, 1, Winter, 2015
Added 7/12/2019
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The life of nostalgia

Poem | Jody's Notes


The snapshot—

like time in a coma:

Back then we are young,


but even so the skull still lurks

as cheekbones.


Too much, I dwell too much on the ends of things.

Look here instead: the flowers! The trees!

we’re in a playground!

we’re children!


(It’s color film: some of this is real.)


We sit down together,

old friends that we are now,

wrinkle ourselves into a good mood,

shed lamp on the situation,

try to awaken the past tense into life.