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a photo from early 1950s

Posted to Haiku Board

in a photo from 1950
a sunburned, shy little girl
staring at me

she should look happy
be a little princess so why
does she look so serious?

for her the world was
full of wonders to explore
in crushing poverty

last week I took
some photos of my brothers
to be copied

in the shop I say:
"my two brothers live no more,
and I am the baby"