time exposure

for no one
has ever had the chance
to take all the final frames
they might conceivably desire

for a few
the shuttered instant exit from reality
to a perpetuation in youth

for the most
their family and fellow beings
their friends and loves
live on together as aging images

for the rest
the long wait of an enforced posture
blurring and unfocussed in a failing light

waiting.... waiting...

for the open focal blind
behind the staring eye of eternity
to eventually close...