Through His Lens

He frames the world through his lens, directing
his subjects this way and that, ordering one gone

completely, as if to rewrite history, you
were never here, changing whole landscapes

with a slight shift of his body, eliminating
doorframes, phone wires, fences, a shadow,

or making the world only these, zooming in
on a single feature, exaggerating its importance.

He alters the mood with the swap of a filter,
chilly to warm with no effort, no apologies,

his discretion from start to finish. All day, he edits,
his, the vision, even with no camera in sight.



About the Poet:  Devon Balwit is a poetry editor at Minute Magazine and the proud mamma of five chapbooks. Her individual poems can be found in The Cincinnati Review, Fifth Wednesday, The Stillwater Review, Red Earth Review, The Fourth River, Emrys Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, and more.


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