Blue Insights
Published in

Blue Insights

Shadows On the Wall

The flicker of a smile

Photo by Utsman Media on Unsplash

A ragged shadow on the wall
is all I have to contemplate,

as here I wait for spring to come
to bring some warmth to ease my heart

that totters at a drunken pace
and dare not walk another mile

without the flicker of a smile,
be it from stranger or from friend.

For in the end, though smiles may pall
they do drive shadows from the wall.



Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi


Deborah Barchi has recently retired from her career as a librarian and now has time to read, explore nature, and write poetry and essays.