2. a close parallel or repetition of an idea, feeling, style, or event.
2. (of an object, movement, or event) be reminiscent of or have shared characteristics with.
Amid a search for the elusive strong single image, my rejects lay in a pile in the corner, talking to one another.
As I wheel the barrow over and add to the pile, I eavesdrop on these conversations.
The roar of a Boeing. The flutter of a pigeon’s wings echoing back.
Another image begins a joke, and a voice in a different timbre hollers the punchline.
I take a knee and aim my ear down to the pile, hoping to hear the others more clearly.
The sound of an image muttering to itself. Not close to the others, and feeling not good enough.
A pair share their misfortune of being forever unsure of what to do with their hands.
I sift through the pile, moving the images about, and lean in to listen closer.
I hear the blur of motion, and a youthful blur echo back.
Pairs of feet unconsciously flirt with one another, tap dancing away and waiting for the bus that will never arrive.
tap. tap. tap.
The rhythm of two patterns, a monochrome frequency distorting the airwaves in a repetitive fuzz.
Dub. dub. dub.
Sitting up, I scoop the pile of reject images with both hands.
I place the images back in the barrow, and I wheel them away together.