In the shadows

i’m uncomfortable around
the restlessness
the frenetic buzz 
of the movers and the shakers
i do not blend
i do belong in the background
for me
that is where the beauty lives
it’s at the supermarket
in the way that the hands of an old woman
curl around a pepper
not just any pepper
the perfect pepper
it’s on line at the bank
on the restless shoulder of a young mother
where a newborn soundly sleeps
probably for the first time in hours
and it’s with my daughter
sick in bed
hunkering through
a bout of the stomach flu
where together
we pass time
looking for how many
shapes we can find
in the shadows on the wall

Peace ~ Rene

11 thoughts on “In the shadows

  1. Oh gosh, that is so incredible sweet. I love that Rene. It literally brings tears to my smiling eyes. Love how you ended it. you are amazing.

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