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Shadow Things

I felt air rising
all about me and waited,
watching heavy clouds leave out
their oppression forms-
no storms came, no lightning struck
ground. I looked back and out came
the new in. I thought

all that changes must abound
within the brain-sheltered heart.
Sun and storms and rain;
a useless thought compared with
blaming and the sin stains in-
(for black-hearted birth)
giving wind to flame outside
of us. Severing the heart-

beat sounds between us;
lovers and friends and neighbors.
All the matter is who wins
and rearranges,
so they can look at certain
clouds and realize a shape
to them. A shadow 
some others cannot weather

because there's doubt. Change has come
about, but slowly.
This has never changed too much;
that we hold on to shadow-
things. Weather passes.

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  1. Date: 9/12/2011 10:39:00 AM
    I would like to take this time to thank you for your kind words on my poetry. I would also like to let you know I always enjoy reading your wonderful poetry Erin. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/21/2011 11:55:00 AM
    Truly amazed at the genious of this write! Very nice to see this form baptized with brilliance and creativity. Definitely a favorite!

  1. Date: 5/10/2011 5:02:00 AM
    How to weather the whether....I love it...wow