big nothing

big nothing

i left something behind

in another suburb

and had to retrieve it

in the harsh sunlight

of the next day.

it’s a street I once knew well

and spent much time either on

or travelling through it

unlike other nearby places

i’d be happy to return

every once in a while.

i wandered nearby side-streets

looking for something new

something unseen

i let memories reappear

triumphs and disappointments

and a very old photo

of nothing in particular

that i’d taken with a co-worker’s

digital camera

back when such things

were still somewhat novel.