shadowspeak

let’s listen to our shadow
for it tells us where we’ve been
or where we will be

depending on the sun’s
angular path to the earth
and past our presence

I say our shadow
Not mine nor yours
but a darkness shared

Only when light is present
Else we stumble in the dark
Like fools who walk alone.

let’s listen to our shadow
for it tells us where we’ve been
or where we will be

And now for our (optional) daily prompt! This one comes to us from Stephanie Malley, who challenges us to write a poem based on the title of one of the chpaters from Susan G. Wooldridge’s Poemcrazy: Freeing Your Life with Words. The book’s  table of contents can be viewed using Amazon’s “Look inside” feature. Will you choose “the poem squash?” or perhaps “grocery weeping” or “the blue socks”? If none of the 60 rather wonderful chapter titles here inspire you, perhaps a chapter title from a favorite book would do? For example, the photo on my personal twitter account is a shot of a chapter title from a P.G. Wodehouse novel — the chapter title being “Sensational Occurrence at a Poetry Reading.”

I selected the title “Listen to Our Shadow”

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