Lovers with a Watcher



Watch while we love

and watch while we fall

in love we watch each other

and hold one another

and look for a future


that is limitless

but not flawless

that is full of surprises

that are unavoidable


and you’ll see



Sometimes I look at a photo and make up a poem on the spot…all I do is watch.

Dorothy Balancio

Professor Balancio works a Mercy College. She is a doctor in Sociology.

I met her after the graduation. I told her I can’t wait to go back to school for my doctorate.

She was encouraging meĀ and let me wear her cap and gown for a photo. She made my day.


This is Karis.

Of course the color of her sweater popped out to me…it was what encouraged me to take the photo. However, as I am now looking at the photo, the fact that she is boldly wearing tights without anything to cover up- suggests something about my generation.

She is covered- it’s not like she has on sagging pants but- tights…is that enough?

The way my generation dresses suggests a type of boldness. I can’t fully understand it just yet.