I see you. Frozen in that absurd pose, mouth wide and smiling, tongue hanging nearly to your chin. “Can you look any more bored?” I had asked, so sick of the same tired poses in front of those famous landmarks. I hadn’t expected that face to come. You hadn’t expected me to take your picture. It’s famous among my friends now, even if you’re not. I keep it on the wall, though I didn’t keep you. I kept that phrase, ever ready for use if I see someone staring dully into my camera. No one else has made your face.


Melanie Tarasovich lives on a micro-farm outside Savannah, Georgia, raising bees, bunnies, and things she never would have eaten as a child. Words, even just 100, are her joy.

Photo credit: Sunil TJ

One Response to “Famous”

  1. remuslives says:

    Very nice!

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