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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.

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Deborah Barchi

Deborah Barchi

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