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Many years taking and making pictures
A vision quest along the east end
Of this Long Island
22,617 photos and counting
From a journey and process and hunt
Countless stories chased
Many seeds planted
Flotsam discovered
While pretty pictures on every corner
A place of inspiration for so many?
Seducing glows
Landscape patina
These are My Darlings?
Perhaps it’s become a book, finally
But so many pictures
And so many darling ones
Kill them the writer’s wisdom suggests
Or keep them?
So much shooting
So much killing
A small excerpt on some walls for now
A paragraph from a very large volume
Safely on a hard drive under my desk
This process of selecting, believing, deciphering, extrapolating
Is mine and yours

    -David S. Allee, 2014

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