one showing her wedding day
in glorious black and white.
How she must have studied it in the silent hours
transformed back to happier times.
Now this transient room will be bare
and the new occupant quite unaware
of the long history of the predecessor.
They too are sure to admire the maple tree
resplendent with scarlet leaves on azure days
but at the moment there's a ghostly presence
before new photographs arrive
and the visitors who once came here
just like the old lady...will disappear.