Splendor in Sepia

Jessie Tarbox Beals
America’s first female photojournalist
c. 1904

Making sense of black and white when we fall into the grey
Understanding where lines lie in this dramatic play

Looking through the camera lens with crystal clarity
Creating a somber mood with a stark disparity

Trying to capture what is real not how they wish to be seen
skillful eye looks beyond outer skin, peers into a soul deep

And in the light of the false, a flash takes her aback
and there in sepia -toned splendor with a startled shock
is the real she, peering back at me

©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

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