A solitary photograph
Became a work of art
And across the northern distance 
It reached out to touch my heart

It took just but a moment
To recognize your face
As one that once was lost to me
In another time and place

For within those quiet eyes
I found myself reflected
My heart knew that it knew you
So completely it was affected

Overcome by such emotion
The tears began to flow
Knowing somewhere on this Earth
Was a love I used to know

And though I could do nothing
But gaze at this photograph with care
To find perchance to lose you again
Was more heartache than I could bear

Words: ©2018LCR
Image: CCO