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There’s a shadow on the window

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There’s a shadow on the window
In stenciled definition
Shaped in the outline of a rose.
The shadow’s of a cane
With a flower at its tip,
Leaves and thorns

All along the length of it.
Well framed
On the dusty window pane.
Real as a shadow
But not as a rose
It moves although never touched
By the wind


Outside, the real rose
Glows in the morning sun.


Valerie Hawes

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