It Sat There

Leaning on the edge 

of the sidewalk 

the photo, 

framed and curling, 

was not in its right place. 

He leaned forward to pick it up. 

A girl smiled back at him. 


blue eyes 

and a brilliantly shining smile. 

He wondered 

where she was. 

Who she was. Why 

her photo was leaning 

against the sidewalk. 

Or maybe left behind?