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Surreptitious Photography: Black and White Sunday

sur·rep·ti·tious

ˌsərəpˈtiSHəs/
adjective
SURREPTITIOUS, Ah, surreptitious

kept secret, … shhhhh … quiet do not repeat this … especially because it would not be approved of

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Not this time.

Google or Bing driving rapidly through the neighborhood,

Camera perched high on the car roof.

Driving openly,

Driving fast,

Snapping pictures of streets and homes.

No one cares.

Grandmas sipping lemonade under umbrellas in their light cotton robes,

Willing to represent neighborhoods on the internet.

Wave to Google on wheels.

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This time

Innocent-looking  driver

Creeps along the abandoned street,

Fifteen miles an hour

Rounds  the corner.

Grandmas gone

Lemonade littering the gutter cleared from view,

Children obscured behind air-conditioned walls

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Windows smeared and speckled with dog nose prints

Cool inside rolling wordless pale green exterior

Passenger slumped toward the window,

Face obscured, hidden behind the camera lens,

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Feigning interest, where none exists.

Seeking drama, not fluff

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Alert to the quiet that lurked beyond the corner,

Drawn irresistibly towards the

The controversial

house influenced by

Frank Lloyd Wright, his secrets buried with lives already erased

 

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Life oozing from protective plants,

Oven-temperature air weighing down tree limbs,

Heavy with dust,

 

Behind the camera ,

Behind the glass,

Behind the camera,

SNEEZE squeezed into a tiny squeak.

Visalia Streets006BWCR2ACCSTRPrius creeping in electric silence past the target home,

Recording the house,

Mid-century spaces for intrigue,

Time elapsed storing secrets within clean lines,

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Looking for what was not there.

Slowly,

Secretly,

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Envisioning lives that did not exist,

Except in the author’s mind.

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Visual fuel for Girls on Fire,

Stolen surreptitiously from the unsuspecting home owners.

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  1. Marsha, I am sorry I can’t link to your beautiful post now, but I will do it later. I had to postpone my posts as I had to take a two week’s break from blogging cause I am working 12 hours per day. I apologize.

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    • I get that, Paula! When I working 12 hours a day, I can’t blog either. I’ve started scheduling my blogs now, so I write several or I work on one for several days when I have time and schedule them to post later. Thanks for spending your valuable moments with me! 😀😀😀

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Hi, I'm Marsha Ingrao, a retired educator and wife of a retired realtor. My all-consuming hobby is blogging and it has changed my life. My friends live all over the world. In November 2020, we sold everything and retired to the mile-high desert of Prescott, AZ. We live less than five miles from the Granite Dells, four lakes, and hundreds of trails with our dog, Kalev, and two cats, Moji and Nutter Butter. Vince's sister came with us and lives close by. Every day is a new adventure.

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