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Last photos of September

Last month ended with the following four photos. I was thinking no drama for a change, alas, the final one says it all.

Let’s start innocently, with the last photo from our daytrip with my uncle before he returned to Slovenia. Our day ended with a non-filtered Ichnusa, my uncle’s favourite beer, and a freshly squeezed pomegranate juice in “Mojito”, a bar by Lake Bolsena.

The last September photo with my phone was taken during a storm. Bestia is in his anxious mode. I took this photo for my father.

Let me include the last photo I saved to my computer in September as well, because it’s a bit special. The image below by Omar Musa was chosen by Visual Verse for their September writing challenge, for which we are to write between 50 and 500 words and hope to be included among 100 featured pieces. I made the cut for the seventh time.

Here you can find my poem “The Plan”, here are the 100 selected works, and here are my all my seven Visual Verse publications so far. Let me repost my poem under the image.

Visual Verse, VOL. 09 CHAPTER 11, image by Omar Musa

THE PLAN

Manja Maksimovič

“That said,”
concluded Leppard Matt
as he woke up in his bed,
the farthest from tired as it gets,
“the plan is set
and nobody sees the net.
I will continue to move
unobserved
step by step,
without even the moon’s reflection
off my back,
and pounce at will,
while humanity muses
over dreams
and anxiety,
regret
and the internet,
and kill.”


And finally, the dramatic part. This is the last photo that I received in September, taken by my father from his hospital room with the view of Izola and his lunch. He complained that there was no dessert, which I took as a good sign. He has been there this past week for Covid pneumonia and will be released any day now. So much for his Hollywood career, but he won a lifetime Oscar.

Bushboy’s Last on the Card rules are simple:

1. Post the last photo on your SD card or last photo on your phone for the 30th September.
2. No editing – who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like or the subject matter didn’t cooperate.
3. You don’t have to have any explanations, just the photo will do.
4. Create a Pingback to this post or link in the comments.
5. Tag “The Last Photo”.

For Last on the card challenge hosted by bushboys world

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Published by Manja Maksimovič

A Slovenian in Italy for love. Blogger, photographer, translator and would-be writer who would be a writer if she wrote. Plus reluctant but emerging poet. Beware.

9 thoughts on “Last photos of September

  1. All of these are great Last Photos Manja. Each tells its own story. I am so happy that Dad and bestia have survived and I would complain of no dessert as well 😂
    I love your poem and can see why it was included in the Visual Verse publication. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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