funeral portrait

by mandaceehb

she embraces death and

jokes about it

as if it is a friend she is about to be

reunited with

we take photographs of her

white background solemn smile

she tells us to make it look good

it is to be the face of the lorry sending

her coffin away

we deny the undeniable

she laughs and tells us she’s already old

we hand her props

move on to take shots where she

lives in the moment