Sometimes Shadows


Sometimes shadows catch our eye

    more than the thing itself...

        so we pause,

            and let our gaze

                  follow where the shadows lead,

Never turning back to see

    the thing the light shines through...

         the object

             without which

                  no shadow could appear.

Distracted, we, by patterned shade

     upon the wall of life...

          while, silent,

              standing not far behind

                   the object waits, unseen.





Jo Anzalone 6-12-2007


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