Among Shadows

Treading light.

selective focus of purple candle

As I look again 

for a light in the dark, 

let me remember 

how the quality 

of its glow

will shape what 

I can see. May I 

find one to teach 

me to bear 


which also allows

for shadows 

to magnify 

some of the shapes 

I’ve been missing, 

that I may find 


and architecture 

for what is barely 

here, to coax 

its becoming, 

feeling edges 

with slow hands,

careful not to break 

the fragile wing, 

for the response 

of some soft give,


Author: Stacey C. Johnson

I keep watch and listen, mostly in dark places.

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