A Room for Light

The world is a dark place.
Each photograph captures
some rays of light.
Look at this, it says,
look at me, 
and care.

And photographs say this
in two voices.

One says:
All is not dark.
I am light.
This is light,
and care.

This is darker than the darkest,
the other says.
Where is the light
and care?

Photography is an invitation
in both of its voices
to light and care.

Adnan Adam Onart
Cambridge MA, 2017