dancing with her shadow

to Kenia, who hails from the land that gave us the incredible music of  Tom Jobim – keep dancing and painting Kenia

Visit her site.  It is a unique and beautiful space:  Poesia Torta

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the city hosts them all

in the depths

busy – between the tall dark handsome – institutions

they climb to find the desk with their name

becoming so successful

at hiding

their shadows.

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like an addict

they hide it

from each other

mostly from themselves

never truly successful

at disobeying its demands

all obsessive compulsives

now in socially acceptable ways

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some brave souls

walk their shadows in the park

where the bright sun mocks

but feels warm somewhat

sensing moments of comfort

when they visit her

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for this is where she dances

unafraid of hers

she paints her shadow

in bright colours

and speaks to it

like a friend

unafraid

they used to think her crazy

now she offers to paint

their shadows also

one day they will

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Polishing Underground Gold

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for Jono

and for those one or two friends you feel rich just sitting with:

Image by Joshuavj

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scratching through

dusty conversations

in the outback’s

dry crusty surface

day after day

this is how it is

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returning

every few weeks

to a spot

you just like

(for some reason)

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holding gold

passing it around

never taking it away

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always

burying it again

for next time

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A Glimpse Of You

Lady In The Water by Robert Kraft

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Did you see that?

Did you see the person you want to be?

She just appeared

like a side character in a novel

She is gone now

Again

But you saw her right?

You caught a glimpse?

When you just said those

real words

and gave your eyes

and heart

to that frightening story

you just listened to

for the past half hour

in this busy party

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