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A blanket drapes over the room, casting a vacant shadow. It is uncomfortable, the way the air is a criminal that victimizes me. It flows indiscriminating and I can’t sit long with the gravity pushing up at me like a mob of pointing fingers. So, I light the tips of my toes like a box of matches that flared at once and burn my way to the flint. While the flames flicker, I see your silhouette shuttering back and forth then my breath is returned to me like an overdue book I never read. my eyes soak in the overexposure of you. I try to stabilize your image. But, when I approach, you are dissonant somehow not loosing your beat. And I began to strum the ratio of you to me. Trying to calm your image. However, it doesn’t respond. I play with broken promises and my instrument becomes a torch between my desires that is burning for you. I drop it to the floor. My dreams are becoming as unrecognizable as the fleeing rapist, whose face you’ll never forget. You are steadi
Shadow PuppetsThis is the light,Shadow Puppets by lsenters
in which we meet,
onto the wall.
to imperfect things.
on a candlelit stage,
with slight of hand and shadow,
finding something real in
the things we made.
with suggestions of
a child's art once lost.
Disguising reflections of love
in the shadows that we tossed.
Never BrokenI veiled my soul, I painted my faceNever Broken by LiveBreatheLove
To the world, I was a reflection of grace
I hid behind a casual smile and a gentle laugh
A flawless disguise even the wisest couldn’t see past
The beauty of my deceit did not come without a cause
I cherished her the most and for her hid my flaws
I played the charade, I danced the masquerade
I would be her shield, her haven
When nights were painted black as the raven
I would show no weakness, no distress
I would be the wings on which she’d fly
The shoulder on which she’d cry
I would be her everything and anything
No matter the risk, the cost, the price
I would love her first and not think twice
She would never know how far I went
How deeply exhausted I was, emotionally spent
But I cherished her the most and that was always spoken
Though secretly for her, I made a promise to never be broken