Shadow Dancing

Inessential am I
ghost of a woman
burden avoidance

Imperfect am I
each flaw a step
towards deepening blue

And yet,  I exist
purpose unknown
shadow dancing.

(Image: Self-portrait)

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Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.

29 thoughts on “Shadow Dancing”

  1. Once again, your word choice is so effective, “each flaw a step / towards deepening blue” as well as the whole concept of “shadow dancing”. Such a succinct and inspired poem. Love it!

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  2. Yes! This poem is everything. The last stanza grabs hold of my existential existence. You are an expert with words; I always learn something from reading your poetry.

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