Today's poem is by Janée J. Baugher

Light's Effect on the Body

You're not alone.
          Your shadow's your perfect fit.

It has no specificities
          just imperial black — sum of all colors

all possibilities
          to cast the pure, generalized you.

You are the body
          that makes shadow possible.

Your body
          is light's filter on shadow.

When you run
          from light, shadow's the one sure thing before you.

Upon your death
          shadow becomes a shadow of itself.

It began small
          as you did. And through all that happened

your shadow was never afraid.

Copyright © 2014 Janée J. Baugher All rights reserved
from The Body’s Physics
Tebot Bach
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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