Sensation in Shadow

Sensation in shadow is this intoxication

breathing in the vapors together

and watching the walls turn to rivers flowing away

The current runs strong beneath deceptive calm

deepwater shadows waiting to sweep us downriver

and by the time our eyes know we’ve begun to move

the sky already is burning overhead

A pale fire colder than the water we taste

and find vision where the darkness deepens

Slow ticking of our hearts is the clock turning

keeping time of this waltz of wraiths

in spaces of the in-between, the here and there

the landscapes hidden behind blank canvas

with edges even now turning black

as our brush strokes race against the flame

What’s a habit you wish you could break?

Photo by pine watt on Unsplash

15 thoughts on “Sensation in Shadow

    1. When I first went back to school my classes weren’t until the evening, and since I didn’t need to be up early I would regularly stay up and sleep in past noon. Then realized I didn’t much like that schedule, haha. Do you find yourself thinking differently late at night?


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