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I Think My Camera is Broken by Donovan Burton

c/w: implied lynching

I took a photo of the bridge,

but all I saw were rusted beams,

the still river underneath,

and a sky taken from the canvas

of a Bob Ross watercolor.

I didn’t see the ropes.

I didn’t see the fiendish grins

of the men that crafted them

to present the two lives they stole

like proud dogs with birds in their teeth.

I ask my tour guide about this discrepancy.

She has no idea what I’m talking about.


Donovan Burton (He/Him) is a perpetually tired computer science student from South Carolina. He likes pro wrestling, classic literature, and proving people wrong. Twitter: @ManofPixels

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