Jamais Vu

I love the concept of Jamais Vu–sort of the opposite of Deja Vu. It means seeing something familiar as if you’d never seen it before. This often happens to me, particularly in my funky westside neighborhood when it is infused with the magical changing New Mexico light.

Photographer Matt Morrow is a neighbor of mine on a parallel street.


He wrote about this: There have been days, lately, in which I have felt like I was somewhere else.

I’ll add:


spring dusk

as if I’d never seen

my own neighborhood

1 thought on “Jamais Vu

  1. Nice! Thanks for bringing that aspect of you so freely to the classroom. There’s not a day that goes by that I don’t struggle with a new POV regarding writing – some days it’s Teflon some days in black tar sands, but creation is never dull.

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