Light and Dark and Light Again (crawlspace)

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Light and Dark and Light Again (crawlspace)

Not hopeless, but without hope. If I could
capture my shadow, would I
imprison it in a cell of light

or release it to roam free among the dense cedars,
knowing always that I might betray myself again?
And other repetitions. Doorways beyond other

doorways leading to more openings, like
mouths releasing words in the random
silence, awaiting their return.

What lives under the house but another
darkness, another tale of contrast

and spent energies? Answers move swiftly
from point to point, refusing to be
pinned down. The questions remain.

 

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This first appeared here in February 2015.

8 thoughts on “Light and Dark and Light Again (crawlspace)

  1. Interesting mix … shadows and questions and answers … all impossible to pin down. Pondering a shadow released in the woods … a bunch of new questions … top of my list: how do I reattach it once I catch it? (Would it be willing to reconnect?)

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