by Ray O'Bannon
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Nothing about the photograph seems particularly unusual.
The image is sharp and clear. One can discern excellent detail
in the architecture of the cemetery.
Bright moonlight falls across well kept lawns, filters down
through bare branches and glistens atop polished marble.
That shadow by the central crypt was likely cast by the bush nearby.
And that blur to the left... merely leaves fluttering.
The bright spot near the vault, though vaguely human in shape,
is more likely the moonlight on cold white stone in the background.
There's nothing peculiar regarding this photograph. An ordinary image
with nothing strange. Aside from the fact. of course, that this photo
was taken on a sunny Friday afternoon.
Yes, it is peculiar... isn't it?