I Cast a Shadow

in lost hours
dim rooms
i silently mold
my hands
in front of
bare bulbs
project distorted
shadow puppets
lonely walls
a mourning dove
pierced through
the breast
by melancholy’s
sharp sterling thorn
beats its wings
against ribbed
of blue
unable to
fly free

© 2018 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

2 thoughts on “I Cast a Shadow

  1. “If you’re down and out and you feel real hurt
    Come on over to the place where I work
    And all your loneliness I’ll try to soothe
    I’ll play the blues for you” [I’ll Play The Blues For You – Jerry Marlon Beach – as performed by Albert King]


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