​Of the pictures I hung up at the start of October what stayed up what fell down

by Christos Polydorou

Queen Elizabeth stayed up
Jesus Christ stayed up
My portrait of God as a young man fell down
My reproduction of a medieval monk’s portrait from 1453 fell down
My expressionist portrait of a saint that reads Halo fell down
My illustrated poem of a tree kissing another tree stayed up
My photograph of my brother’s sons stayed up
October roses remain in place