Scrapbook Keeper

 
photo by Melissa Reid

photo by Melissa Reid

there she will be:
picking up golden leaves
off the cold autumn ground
gently pressing them between the pages
of her scrapbook
to keep their colours alive 

a herbarium of love

tomorrow he’ll go hunting
for a bright-red nose
for the snowman they will never build
as winter colours cry of emptiness 

the day is slipping through their fingers:
long gone
scattered
lost 

like grain among the stalks of rye,
colours fading in a merciless dash
towards black and white oblivion 

you and I:
an empty scrapbook


Biserka Anderson is a PhD researcher in Journalism and Information Science at the University of Strathclyde. A humanities graduate and digital media practitioner, she is interested in exploring the interplay of content, context and code in human interactions with technology. She balances out her research focus with a love of all things nature, and a passion for French films and Modernist poetry.