The Shadow

The Shadow

A Poem by kdpgrahi


Then she looked at me. 
I thought that she was looking at me
for the first time. 
But then, when she turned around 
behind the lamp and 
I kept feeling her slippery and oily look
in back of me, over my shoulder,
I understood that it was I 
who was looking at her for the first time.

I saw her walk over to the dressing table.
I watched her appear in the circular glass 
of the mirror looking at me now 
at the end of a back and forth 
of mathematical light.
I watched her keep on looking at me 
with her great hot-coal eyes: looking at me
I saw her powder her nose. When she finished, 
stood up again, and walked 
over to the lamp once more, 
saying: "I'm afraid that someone is dreaming 
about this room and revealing my secrets."

© 2011 kdpgrahi



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This is awe inspiring!
I read this twice to gain perspective on it and I have to say, I am astonished at the depth of imagery here!
A brilliant poem love, the whole piece reads like a scene...vivid in my head...almost concave, if that makes sense!
Great work love xoxo

Posted 5 Years Ago


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Very nice, I like how it sounds a bit mysterious like, nice title, nice write. I also like the quote in the end.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Very nice piece!

Posted 5 Years Ago


absolutely fascinating write KD, one that I found myself reading more than once.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Inviting in its tale of two. And detail of something new.

Posted 5 Years Ago


Intriguing write. It has surreal qualities. Almost voyeuristic, in a cinematic way. A highly inventive write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


WOW! u seem to have mastered endings...... Gregarious!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Very mysterious and dark. Tells of the eerie feeling of being watched. Inspiring write that stays in the corners of your mind for a while. Descriptive enough to paint a picture in your mind, and that scene is a beautiful one. Overall great write

Posted 5 Years Ago


The eerie feeling of being watched.... The hairs that rise in the back of your neck sensing you are not alone. All conveyed in a elegant imagery, masterfully penned!

Posted 5 Years Ago


This is pure magic..and capture my attention and touched my soul...xo

Posted 5 Years Ago


I like the way this poem suddenly starts, grabs the reader's attention from the very beginning. Very intriguing write.

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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I am over all a down to earth person. I always seek to find the truth. Truth is the elixir of life. My writings are occasional, odd and unorganized. Simply random. more..

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