picture ring

here, let me take your picture
i thrust my handset towards their chins
their features fill my small screen

i arrange their nose and lips smiling
out from my phone
click, press, frozen

their images are covered in blue dots
their features darkened, compressed
i have made mud of their faces

now if they call me
i will cringe, wonder
who is that?

who is that?
3 December 2003
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