Photo–graphics

LAVUTASH & ROMNI

violinist & romni vintage art print

Once it went: “Is it live or is it Memorex?”

Now it goes: “Is it live or is it Photoshop?”

Two snaps of time

From the nineteen-seventies

Photoshopped by him

Borrowing hers from social media

His from a family album

Showing the bow

Seducing strings of the lavuta

Eyes closed

Far away

She sits cross-legged before a tent

Two dogs flanking, pillar-like

Jachin and Boaz, Yin and Yang

Tarot card High Priestess in blue denim

Eyes open

Far away

He clicks the mouse creating a new reality

She remains cross-legged on the grass

Enthralled by his voice and music

His eyes remain closed

Yet his mind opens to her presence

Neither wonders how they are now together

Two photos merged

Shinaimos, Destiny

He opens his eyes

In fantastical surprise

As she turns her head, smiling

Uncrossing her legs

As he swiftly moves into her realm

Image: 1898 Gipsy Team by Ludwig Knaus

c 2015 ViataMaja
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