Impersonating Amber

by Christos Polydorou

2017-06-17 18.15.12I am thinking of the enantiornithes baby bird
trapped in amber,
found nine million years later,
dug up recently by amber hunters in Burma,

as I photograph London Victoria’s station.
I am trying to capture something elusive,
flighty, and wild, with my sap.
Me and my camera, impersonating amber.