Shadows dance across the surface of your face
Rippling through in waves of tantalising reality
There it is – I’m sure it was there
Gone now in the remembrance of ‘me’
Grappling, rolling through the current of time and space
Ever elusive and yet it’s there in the reflection I see
Quick! pick it up – look over there!
The shades drip through my fingers
As I reach out for impossibility
How can it be there and not there?
Does my heart cast a shadow across my chest?
Are my hands like gloves, knitted together
To protect the depth of touch I yearn for?
Without the shadow your image is static, untrue
Flattening itself into something it’s not
Let’s dance & play in the shadows for a while
Let’s dare to dream of a world beyond
In the darkness
In the deep, unfathomable wilderness
In the murky greyness
It’s not clear, it’s not without risks
Can we jump together?
Peeling away a perceived reality
And embrace the unknown shadow of truth
Come take my hand, breathe deep in unison
Together we could survive.
© 2011, Jayne Johnson – 1st June 2011