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Orange sky with a silhouette of a person taking a picture

The Camera Man


My eyes are my camera lenses.
Through them I view my world.
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO, are each adjusted
With a slight turn of my precise neck.

My entire body is a camera bag.
With all the tools I need.
My hands frame the picture
And my legs are the tripod that keeps me in focus.

My skin is my film
Where I record beautiful images.
I eat a diet of only batteries and flash bulbs
To lengthen my active life.

My friends have become my subjects.
The sunshine is my studio.
And the night is my dark room
Where I develop and make perfect all the sights I see.