The stand off!

The stand off!

A Poem by andrew mitchell

Shadow me this
do not stay in my brightness.
said the light.
Do not come any closer
or I will engulf you.
said the shadow.
Do what you will.
I’m switching off.
said the light.
Enjoy my darkness.
said the shadow.
I shall return. said the light.
And so day and night
became a permanent fixture.

© 2021 andrew mitchell

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I like the play on "fixture" in a metaphorical and literal sense.
Now where is that switch again?
as Billy Collins wrote..."feeling for that light switch."

Posted 2 Weeks Ago

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Added on March 30, 2021
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