This poem is titled "Camera" and was on a handout from my first university-level photography professor. It has appeared on every version of shotwellphoto.com since 2002. It was written by American poet A.M. Sullivan (Aloysius Michael) and all copyright to the poem belongs to his estate or whomever (unknown to me) is the legal owner. I do not even know which of Mr. Sullivan's books includes it, and I've googled my fingers off and even emailed booksellers but have not been able to find that information. I have seen one slightly different version on the web, so now I'm not sure if this appears exactly as it was written. If you have or know the book which contains this poem, please contact me. Here, I placed it on a self-portrait, digitized from film, which captures the spirit of the poem. I hope Mr. Sullivan would approve.
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