Sunday, March 20, 2011

Shadow Catcher



author’s note:

Our survival depends on understanding the human shadow.


SHADOW CATCHER

Allow me to catch
your long shadow
in my arms, in my lap--

not smack in my face
not heavy on my back
but in the gentle way
so I can better appreciate
your imprisonment.

I don’t mind
holding your shadow
because I know
you'll have to
embrace mine too
if you take
just one more step

© 2011, Michael R. Patton
shameless self-promotion

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