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Symbol of Shadows~
There is a shadow in the corner
obscure, undefined, and so familiar
something that might be me
some time to come, some time to pass
Is this me or am I background to all
that is around me.
In each passing moment , the symbol taps
a haunting beat, tapping, ticking, resonating
portent, inevitable change, quiet fade.
The rhythm of danger swells to awareness
The occurrence of prediction is held with adornment
in evil or in goodness.
The shadows creep in to fill the gaps
of our imagination, giving shape
to deflating rooms, hallways, recesses.
The ground looks up in pools of God’s tears
and I demand an audience
to know my place and to know
the place I have chosen are the same
and would you join me.
While the reptile puts on the mask, familiar
of acceptance, the face we can stand to see
the symbol taps, ticks, resonates
the sound that holds the walls to their frame
the silence that pleads for movement
the rest that teases at arms length
the love that justifies the pain
the cry that splits the air
the air that blankets the sleep
the sleep that prolongs
Doubt is the tool of change
and change is the tool of progress
less change for the sake of change
less progress to cover our mistakes
and my madness might be all I can live
not short of kindness and giving
Set free this shell harbored soul
that was cast from warm recluse into uncertain light
and seek out that single sound
Shhhhh,The symbol taps, ticks, resonates
choice is argued in degrees,
where semantics break the tie.
I reach out to touch
and the touch eludes,and the illusion lives
and the life persists.
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