from shadows

from the shadows
there I am not hiding
exactly
just sitting on the edge
of light
watching
no the music is not mine
while it echoes the present tune
and the light plays across my hands
showing the lines and scars
and curves
of my fingers
almost transparent it seems
in this strong light
the shadow unfolds itself
on the pages of a magazine
there is nothing left tonight
to deconstruct
i am all in pieces
undone and undone again
even the reflections are dark
but not without the glimmer
of a smile thought forgotten
no, not forgotten just lost
lost in the sea of tears
and broken hearts
not looking to be mended
no, just sitting in the shadows
enjoying night’s company
while the tea in my cup
grows colder
the longer I wait to drink it

~

23.05.06
Leigh-Anne Tyson

Published by Leigh-Anne Fraser

writer, poet, photographer, artist, illustrator, knitter,friend and fine pancake flipper

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