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Valley of Shadows

Post No. 836

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Valley of Shadows

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Brighter light brings darker shadows

darker blacker at the corners of the world

map as it curls towards the warm

candle flickering on the saucer

dripping wax down its length

growing ever shorter—

time passes and the candle shrinks

back into itself while shadows lengthen

deepen as light fades—

and the candle breathes

its last

breath

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*but the sun’s rays harnessed

trapped in an empty jar

leaves no use for candles any more

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©Denise G Allen, 06 July 2015 12:02

*alternative ending for those who would prefer it 😀