Thursday, June 21, 2007

Sunshine in the shadows

Sunshine in the shadows
Lines of dust illuminated
The light floats down
The dust rises up
And through this curtain
Of uncertainty
You appear

You move from sunshine to shadows
And into sunshine again
You wave your hand
As if to move the curtain of dusty light aside
You shake your head
To sweep the cobwebs away

You stop suddenly
In the middle of a spotlight
Look up to drink the sunrays;
You hold your hand up
The sunshine and the shadows
Make kaleidoscopic patterns on your hand
You turn your hand slowly
Smile, amused to see patterns
In the darker shades of brown

You try to catch the light in the palm of your hand
It warms your skin and then slips away
You shake your head and smile.
Again. Wondering when you’ll stop
Trying to catch the sunshine in the shadows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is the best piece on sunshine i have read after the immortal "Sunshine on my Shoulders"... honestly.... who is the person in question btw?