Only Just

Oh, don’t be frightened.

Come out to play.
It’s only just your shadow – only just –

a perfect blend of light and dark,
a not-quite-opaque extension of fingertips (or toes) spread before or behind you in the grass, on the concrete, on the garden fence –

a silhouette on construction paper
a house of mirrors twin-like shape
of someone you once knew,
of someone
who was magnificent.

See how your shadow dances?
It’s well formed edges
contain a brilliant and creative mind,
a dazzling and beautiful face,
and an oh-so-perfect heart.
Don’t be frightened.

Come out, come out
come out to play.
It’s only just your shadow.


About Martha Phelps Studio ~ creative on purpose

...a meandering journal of a changing life and the unexpected graces it brings. Earlier posts may provide some history, but this series of writings aren't likely to follow a straight line as I explore topics such as raising kids, making choices, self discovery, the impact of change on a family and how to (hopefully) live with balance and purpose.
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