(This was for a contest, ekphrastic poem based on an art installation in the woods.  Though inspired by the art, it just didn’t seem like it fit with their themes or the artists interpretation of their piece, so sharing it here instead of submitting it. I am not including a photo of the installation, still contemplating it.)


I photograph a leaf

A flower

A mushroom.

Those are my “selfies”.

What I see in the woods

Sees me.

What I photograph

Shows me to you.

I photograph rays of light

Pollen on a pond

A path that winds

Off into the


I see me

In their patterns

And rhythms

What I photograph

Shows me to you.

Those are my selfies.


Can you see me?