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