Saturday, April 3, 2010

Shadow People

Day by day, they sit
Patiently
Waiting, frozen, active, immobile, moving
Shadow Mom, Shadow Dad, Shadow Children playing soccer and leaping into leaf piles
Autumn
Shadow Girl in Distress
No one ever notices me, no matter how high I raise my hand, Teacher doesn't call on me, Jimmy pays attention to Karen not me, it's not Fair
Shadow Mom Soothes
Karen and Teacher and Jimmy, can they do what you can
Everything and more
ShadowPout
Karen is blond and multi and three-dee, I'm just plain old monochromatic, flat, dull, there's nothing special about me
Shadow Mom Ponders
When the wind blows, where do Karen and Jimmy go
Inside
ShadowDoubt
When they jump, where do they land
On the ground
A Lightbulb
Can Karen float between the leaves, can Jimmy slip under doors or dance with the wind
No
Can Teacher taste the sun or caress the moon, is Karen tall enough to tickle the stars
I guess not
Small Shadow Smile
Look at all you can do, Karen's colors will never outweigh your special talents
Really
ShadowHope
Definitely
One more, two more Shadow Bodies jump into the burnt bright burgundy leaves
Crunch
You will always be more special to me, simply because you are you, you are unique
Shadow Arms wrap around and comfort
Frozen dark inspired embrace

2 comments:

  1. This is beautiful - Where did you find this or did you write it?
    Rachel x

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