Shadow’s Tale

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Shadow’s Tale

If I call,
will you
reply?

Questions
left unwritten
shape
themselves

like words
we see
but don’t
read. Signs

fade then
reappear,
and the oaks

droop
in the still
heat.
No rain

again. If
you call,
will I
reply?

 

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“Shadow’s Tale” first appeared here in June 2015.

12 thoughts on “Shadow’s Tale

  1. Interesting perspective re questions left unasked. Asking exposes one to negative response. Reluctance to ask breeds more questions. Being a bit impulsive, I’m prone toward asking (at times prematurely, could’ve been better articulated!). But NOT asking creates that shadow – darkening the one not asking and quite possibly the other as well (perhaps waiting to be asked).
    I do like the “bookends” form of this poem – no questions about that.

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