—After a snapshot of a photograph by Teo Kefalopoulos
Snapshot by Teo Kefalopoulos of his friend and fellow
photographer, Paulo Ernesto Silva, holding a framed
photograph by Teo, Lost in Nothingness *
Copyrighted © 2019 by Teo Kefalopoulos. All rights reserved.
Image appears here with permissions from Kefalopoulos and Silva.
In the gallery
after an exhibition,
the walls are empty.
In a workroom, framed photos
lie face-down on a table.
A friend holds up
Lost in Nothingness, framed,
just off the wall.
a photo of his photo.
Inside its frame,
a derelict boat, swamped
in an empty sea,
hints of possibilities,
somewhere in the distance.
On its glass,
reflections of empty
tables and chairs
float over the empty,
waiting for the absent
to escape from nothingness.
is a fine-arts photographer based in Alexandria, Greece. Learn more about his
photography by visiting his website:
poetry and haiga have appeared, or are forthcoming, in various literary and poetry
magazines and anthologies, including Concho River Review, Harbinger Asylum, KYSO
Flash, Lifting the Sky: Southwestern Haiku & Haiga, Poetry24, Texas Poetry
Calendar, Untameable City: Poems on the Nature of Houston (Mutabilis Press),
The Legal Studies Forum, Visions International, and elsewhere. His poem
“Viewing the Dead” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Two of his
ekphrastic poems appear in
Waters, photographs by George Digalakis (Athens, 2017).
He is the author of two chapbooks, Standing Inside the Web (Bear House
Publishing, 1990) and Fire and Shadows (Legal Studies Forum, 2008) (offprint).
Selections of Gary’s poetry and photography can be found on his website, 4P